MotoGP: Pol Espargaro moves to Repsol Honda until 2022

At last, the worst-kept ‘secret’ in MotoGP 2020 has finally been confirmed as Pol Espargaro was announced as the second rider for Repsol Honda beginning 2021. The Spaniard will be partnering up with HRC’s golden boy, Marc Marquez, and we think it will be spectacular next season.

According to HRC, “Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the signing of Pol Espargaro. The former Moto2 World Champion will join the Repsol Honda Team on a two-year contract. He will join eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez aboard the Honda RC213V. Espargaro is one of the most experienced riders on the grid, having raced in the World Championship since 2006 and with 104 premier class Grands Prix contested.”

This means that Pol Espargaro will be replacing the rookie and younger brother of Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez. It’s a bit sad as the young Spaniard has not had a chance to prove his worth in the factory squad this season due to the delay caused by COVID-19.

HRC had to make some arrangements and fortunately for Alex, he was given the spot in LCR Honda and a one-year extension as a Honda rider until 2022. Unfortunately, Cal Crutchlow is the one he’s replacing, but Dorna seems to have plans for him in Aprilia. More details will be ironed out in the next few weeks, maybe days.

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