Honda is latest to unveil its 2021 MotoGP livery, as it presents the first look of Pol Espargaro as well alongside Marc Marquez.
After six other launches, Honda became the seventh outfit to unveil its RC213V’s livery for the 2021 MotoGP season. The special online reveal also showcased the first look of Espargaro in his new colours alongside Marquez.
The livery remains the same with Honda using its corporate colours. “After a long time away it was nice to see my bike again and wear my leathers,” said Marquez. “2020 was a difficult year for everyone and especially for me with the injury and watching the races from home.
“But I have continued to work with the doctors, with my team and with myself to recover and return to MotoGP. Of course, I would have liked to return sooner, but it is very important to listen to the doctors and my body until I am fully fit. I can imagine the best comeback that is to start riding again the bike and be the same, but it will be difficult to be like this. But we will see if it takes one race, two races half the season to be the same Marc.”
At the same time, Espargaro, added: “The lead up to this season has been one of the most exciting of my career, it’s been like waiting for my first season or my MotoGP debut. To ride for the Repsol Honda Team is very rider’s dream and something to be truly proud of. Every few weeks I have taken another step, seeing the bike at my home, now wearing the leathers.
“The final step is to ride the RC213V for the first time at Qatar, this excitement is motivating me to train more and be the best I can be for the 2021 World Championship. I am here in the Repsol Honda Team in order to achieve success and fight at the top, this is the goal for 2021.”
And finally, Tetsuhiro Kuwata stated: “We enter another season full of anticipation and desire. After what has been a difficult 2020, we are continuing to learn and to work to return to the top of championship. From the technical side, HRC have been working as hard as always to keep improving the RC213V.
“We have a new rider in the shape of Pol Espargaro this year who brings good experience and a desire for victory. We are all eagerly awaiting the first test with him. On Marc’s side, we have been closely following his recovery and will continue to do everything we can to support him to return as strong as possible. Finally, I would like to thank Repsol and all of our sponsors for their continued support. Without them we would be unable to go racing, they are not just sponsors but partners on this great challenge.”
Here’s the launch video:
2021 MotoGP launches so far: