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Marc Marquez signs new deal with Honda

Updated: Wednesday, 14 May 2014 10:12 | Comments

Marc Marquez currently tops the MotoGP standings by 28 points
Marc Marquez currently tops the MotoGP standings by 28 points

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has signed a new two-year contract to remain with Honda.

The 21-year-old Spaniard has blazed a trail in MotoGP, winning the title in his debut season on his Repsol Honda bike last year while he has won all four races from pole position this term and currently tops the standings by 28 points ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa.

"I am very happy to announce my renewal with HRC,” Marquez said on motogp.com. “I had always dreamt about being part of the Repsol Honda Team, and thanks to Honda the dream came true a year and a half ago.

"Everything happened very quickly last season, and I would have never imagined that I could achieve what we did. Becoming World Champion during my first season was another dream which became reality.

"It is a great honour to be a part of the Honda family and I'm glad to remain with this special group of people for another two seasons."

Honda Racing Corporation executive vice president Shuhei Nakamoto added: "We are very satisfied to have reached an agreement to keep Marc in the team for a further two seasons."

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