Although the MotoGP 2020 season cannot take place yet, Honda has announced plans to change personnel for the main racing team and the satellite racing team in 2021.
Up to the present time, the MotoGP season 2020 cannot start due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, outside the track, there are still surprising and interesting developments. Most recently, Honda conducted a force blood change for the MotoGP 2021 season.
Specifically, in 2021 the official factory team of the Japanese automaker Repsol Honda Team will welcome rookie Pol Espargaro. The Spaniard will bid farewell to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team after this season closes.
New teammates of the defending world champion Marc Marquez and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC – the company in charge of Honda sports racing) have signed a two-year contract.
Pol Espargaro is currently one of the most experienced names in MotoGP when he started fighting at this race since 2014. Season 2019, driver number 44 is ranked 11th on the overall board with 100 points. Before that, fellow Marc Marquez won the Moto2 racing championship in 2013.
Pol Espargaro will switch to Honda racing after the end of his contract with KTM
In the opposite direction, Marc Marquez’s younger brother Alex Marquez will switch to HRC’s satellite team, LCR Honda. The 24-year-old racer won Moto3 and Moto2 before being selected by Repsol Honda Team as the second racer next to M93 in the 2020 season.
Thus, the Marquez brothers will not have much time to play side by side when MotoGP 2020 is shortened and it is not clear how many races will be held. It can be said that the first year of Alex’s MotoGP race was not going very well.
The Marquez duo will race together for the remainder of the 2020 season
Parallel to the reception of Alex Marquez, LCR Honda will say goodbye to veteran driver Cal Crutchlow after 6 years of sticking. Next season’s brother Marc Marquez’s teammate is Takaaki Nakagami, the Japanese racer.
Thus, after restructuring the roster, the two teams of HRC are on average 27 years old and can compete for a long time in the coming years at MotoGP.