Repsol Honda

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Repsol Honda Team
Repsol Honda logo 2020b.JPG
2021 nameRepsol Honda Team
PrincipalAlberto Puig
Rider(s)93 Marc Márquez
44 Pol Espargaró
6 Stefan Bradl (test/replacement rider)
MotorcycleHonda NSR500
Honda NSR500V
Honda RC211V
Honda RC212V
Honda RC213V
TyresMichelin
Riders' Championships20
1983, 1985 - Freddie Spencer
1987 - Wayne Gardner
1989 - Eddie Lawson
1994, 1995, 1996,
1997, 1998 - Mick Doohan
1999 - Àlex Crivillé
2002, 2003 - Valentino Rossi
2006 - Nicky Hayden
2011 - Casey Stoner
2013, 2014, 2016,
2017, 2018, 2019 - Marc Márquez

Repsol Honda is the official factory team of Repsol S.A. and the Honda Racing Corporation in the MotoGP World Championship.

History[edit]

1990s[edit]

In 1995 the team entered a three rider lineup with Mick Doohan, Àlex Crivillé and Shinichi Ito riding the Honda NSR500. Doohan won the World Championship for the second time in a row in Argentina, with one race left for the end of the season with seven race wins, Crivillé finished the season fourth with one race win while Ito finished fifth overall. The team expanded to four riders in 1996; Doohan and Crivillé rode the NSR500 while Tadayuki Okada and Ito rode the Honda NSR500V. Doohan won his third World Championship with eight race wins and Crivillé finished runner-up with two wins. Okada finished seventh and Ito twelfth.

The four rider line-up continued in 1997 with Doohan, Crivillé and Okada on the NSR500 and Takuma Aoki on the NSR500V. Repsol Honda won all 15 races of the season with Doohan winning twelve races, and breaking Giacomo Agostini's record for victories in one season, on his way to his fourth World Championship. Okada finished runner-up with a race win, Crivillé finished fourth with two wins but had to miss five races after a serious crash at Assen while Aoki finished fifth overall. Repsol Honda riders took all of the podium positions at four events, in Japan, Spain, Germany and Indonesia.

For 1998, Doohan, Crivillé and Okada continued with the team riding the NSR500 and Sete Gibernau joined them riding the NSR500V. Doohan continued to dominate the championship with eight wins and was crowned World Champion for the fifth time in Australia, in front of his home fans and with one race left in the season. Crivillé finished third overall with two wins, while Okada had to miss three races after breaking his wrist during practice of the Italian Grand Prix and finished eighth overall. Gibernau finished eleventh.

The team line-up remained the same for 1999, with Doohan, Crivillé, Okada and Gibernau all returning. During qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, Doohan had a serious crash and ultimately caused his retirement from the sport. Crivillé went on to win six races and clinch the World Championship in Rio de Janeiro with one race left in the season. Okada finished third overall with three race wins. Gibernau – who started the season on the NSR500V before replacing Doohan on the NSR500 – finished fifth overall. The team managed an all Repsol Honda riders podium at Catalunya with Crivillé first, Okada second and Gibernau third.

2000s[edit]

Crivillé, Okada and Gibernau remained with the team for 2000 all on NSR500 motorcycles. 2000 was a difficult year for the Repsol Honda Team, as Crivillé only got one win and finished ninth overall, Okada finished eleventh and Gibernau fifteenth. In 2001, Crivillé was joined by Tohru Ukawa. The season was not much better than 2000 as Crivillé could only manage two podiums and finished the season eighth, while Ukawa finished tenth with a single podium finish.

Valentino Rossi won two world titles with the team, in 2002 and 2003.

In 2002, the debut year of the new MotoGP class, Valentino Rossi joined the team alongside Ukawa riding the new Honda RC211V, the only two riders to use the new motorcycle until near the end of the season when Alex Barros and Daijiro Kato were also given the RC211V. Rossi dominated the season and with eleven race wins become World Champion with four races left for the end of the season. Ukawa with one victory and eight podium finishes, finished third overall. 2002 AMA Superbike Champion Nicky Hayden joined Rossi in 2003. Rossi with nine wins and finishing on the podium at all the races, became World Champion for the third time in a row with two races left in the season. Hayden finished fifth overall with two podium finishes.

Following Rossi's departure, Grand Prix veteran Alex Barros joined Hayden in 2004. Barros finished the season fourth with four podiums and Hayden eighth with two podiums. Both riders got podium finishes but no race wins. For 2005 Max Biaggi joined Hayden in the team's line-up. Hayden got his first MotoGP win in his home race, the United States Grand Prix, he finished third overall. Biaggi was fifth with four podiums.

For 2006, Hayden was joined by 250cc World Champion Dani Pedrosa. Hayden led the championship for most of the season but at the Portuguese Grand Prix, Pedrosa recklessly crashed into him. Both riders were out of the race and Rossi took the championship lead with one race left to go. In the last race of the season, Rossi fell off his motorcycle on lap 5 trying to make up for a poor start. Hayden had a conservative race finishing a safe 3rd and thus became World Champion. He got two race wins and eight other podium finishes. Pedrosa finished fifth with two race wins and six other podium finishes.

The same line-up remained for 2007. The team used the new 800cc Honda RC212V. The new motorcycle did not have the expected success right away but later in the season the motorcycle was improved. Pedrosa got two race wins and finished the season runner up, while Hayden could only manage three podium finishes and finished the season eighth overall. For 2008, Pedrosa and Hayden made up the rider line-up, with Mike Leitner and Pete Benson as Pedrosa and Hayden's chief mechanics, respectively, and Kazuhiko Yamano as team manager. During the season Pedrosa switched to Bridgestone tyres and a wall was placed between the garages of Pedrosa and Hayden to prevent observation of tyre data. A wall between the same team's garages was first instituted by Rossi at the beginning of the season between himself and his teammate on Michelins, Jorge Lorenzo.[1]

For 2009, Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso were the team riders.

2010s[edit]

For 2010, the HRC Team Director was Kazuhiko Yamano, overseeing all operations including the factory teams and satellite teams. Toshiyuki Yamaji replaced Yamano as Team Manager and directed the entire Repsol Honda team. Alberto Puig was the Pedrosa Team Manager and Gianni Berti was the Dovizioso Team Manager. Shinichi Kokubu was the Grand Prix Technical Director, overseeing the six RC212V machines in MotoGP.[2]

Casey Stoner racing for Repsol Honda at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix.

For 2011, Shuhei Nakamoto was HRC Vice President and directed all Honda MotoGP teams. Shinichi Kokubu was Technical Director, and Livio Suppo was HRC Communication and Marketing Director. Pedrosa, Dovizioso and Casey Stoner were the team riders.[3] The team also had sponsorship from PT Astra Honda Motor, through their One Heart. and Satu Hati. brands. For 2012, Pedrosa and Stoner were the team riders. For 2013, Pedrosa continued to ride for the team while Marc Márquez was his team-mate, with Suppo as the Team Principal. The team lost their One Heart. and Satu Hati. sponsorship.

In 2014, Márquez became the youngest rider to win ten successive races in MotoGP. The team's One Heart. and Satu Hati. sponsorship returned. For 2015, Pedrosa and Márquez remained with the team. Red Bull, a long term sponsor that was seen on the riders' helmets, became a main sponsor for the team.

Jorge Lorenzo signed a two-year deal with Repsol Honda to be a factory rider until the end of 2020 season although he retired at the end of 2019 to be replaced by Alex Márquez.[4] He replaced Dani Pedrosa, who retired following the 2018 MotoGP season and signed with KTM for a test rider role in the succeeding years.[5][6]

2020s[edit]

Alex Márquez replaced Jorge Lorenzo who retired at the end of 2019, Alex Marquez moved up to MotoGP after becoming the Moto2 World Champion in the 2019 season, Marc Márquez remained for the 2020 season after he signed a contract with Repsol Honda till the end of the 2024 season, but Marquez was replaced by Stefan Bradl after he sustained an injury to his right arm in the 2020 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix. Alex Márquez finished on the podium twice in 2020, scoring two second place finishes in the 2020 French motorcycle Grand Prix and the 2020 Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix.

Marc Márquez returned to Repsol Honda for 2021 after not competing in the 2020 season due to an injury, Pol Espargaró also signed for the season leaving Red Bull KTM Factory Racing at the end of 2020.

Grand Prix motorcycle results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Bike No. Riders Race Rider's standings Manufacturers standings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts Pos Pts Pos
1995 Honda NSR500 MAL AUS JPN ESP GER ITA NED FRA GBR CZE RIO ARG EUR
1 Australia Mick Doohan 1 1 2 Ret Ret 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 4 248 1st 301 1st
6 Spain Àlex Crivillé 3 3 Ret 3 4 5 2 Ret 3 6 6 4 1 166 4th
7 Japan Shinichi Ito 10 7 Ret 8 3 4 8 4 6 5 10 9 2 127 5th
1996 Honda NSR500 MAL INA JPN ESP ITA FRA NED GER GBR AUT CZE IMO CAT RIO AUS
1 Australia Mick Doohan 5 1 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 8 309 1st 365 1st
4 Spain Àlex Crivillé Ret 4 2 Ret 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 6 245 2nd
Honda NSR500V 6 Japan Tadayuki Okada Ret Ret 4 3 7 Ret 13 7 4 11 7 3 5 8 2 132 7th
41 Japan Shinichi Ito Ret 13 11 9 8 Ret 10 9 10 Ret 10 9 6 11 9 77 12th
1997 Honda NSR500 MAL JPN ESP ITA AUT FRA NED IMO GER RIO GBR CZE CAT INA AUS
1 Australia Mick Doohan 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 Ret 340 1st 375 1st
2 Spain Àlex Crivillé 2 2 1 4 5 4 DNS 4 3 3 1 172 4th
7 Japan Tadayuki Okada 10 3 3 Ret 2 3 12 5 2 2 2 Ret 6 1 4 197 2nd
Honda NSR500V 24 Japan Takuma Aoki 5 4 4 Ret Ret 5 Ret 3 3 DNS 10 6 7 7 2 134 5th
1998 Honda NSR500 JPN MAL ESP ITA FRA MAD NED GBR GER CZE IMO CAT AUS ARG
1 Australia Mick Doohan Ret 1 2 1 2 Ret 1 2 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 260 1st 345 1st
2 Japan Tadayuki Okada 2 Ret 7 DNQ 8 4 7 2 9 2 106 8th
4 Spain Àlex Crivillé 4 4 1 3 1 5 6 4 3 2 2 Ret 3 Ret 198 3rd
Honda NSR500V 15 Spain Sete Gibernau 10 Ret 12 14 10 3 Ret Ret Ret 6 8 4 Ret 9 72 11th
1999 Honda NSR500 MAL JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE IMO VAL AUS RSA RIO AUS
1 Australia Mick Doohan 4 2 DNS 33 17th 338 1st
3 Spain Àlex Crivillé 3 4 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 2 2 1 Ret 5 3 6 5 267 1st
8 Japan Tadayuki Okada 5 15 4 9 3 2 1 2 Ret 1 4 4 1 4 7 Ret 211 3rd
15 Spain Sete Gibernau 3 3 DNS 9 10 10 9 6 2 5 6 165 5th
Honda NSR500V 10 5 3 4 6
2000 Honda NSR500 RSA MAL JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL RIO PAC AUS
1 Spain Àlex Crivillé 5 Ret 6 4 1 Ret Ret 2 7 Ret 7 6 Ret 11 6 Ret 122 9th 311 2nd
5 Spain Sete Gibernau Ret 7 Ret Ret 15 10 Ret 7 11 10 6 Ret 8 7 12 Ret 72 15th
8 Japan Tadayuki Okada Ret 6 3 10 14 8 15 11 10 5 10 7 9 9 10 9 107 11th
2001 Honda NSR500 JPN RSA ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR VAL PAC AUS MAL RIO
11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Ret 3 5 Ret 7 7 8 16 Ret 5 Ret 6 5 5 5 Ret 107 10th 367 1st
28 Spain Àlex Crivillé 9 6 3 5 4 11 Ret 7 DNS 2 Ret Ret 11 11 6 7 120 8th

MotoGP results[edit]

Year Bike Tyres No. Riders Race Rider's standings Team standings Manufacturers standings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts Pos Pts Pos Pts Pos
2002 Honda RC211V M JPN SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL
11 Japan Tohru Ukawa Ret 1 3 2 3 2 5 WD 3 3 3 Ret 4 4 3 5 209 3rd 564 1st 390 1st
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 2 2 1 2 355 1st
2003 Honda RC211V M JPN SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER CZE POR RIO PAC MAL AUS VAL
46 Italy Valentino Rossi 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 357 1st 487 1st 395 1st
69 United States Nicky Hayden 7 7 Ret 12 12 9 11 8 5 6 9 5 3 4 3 16 130 5th
2004 Honda RC211V M SAF ESP FRA ITA CAT NED RIO GER GBR CZE POR JPN QAT MAL AUS VAL
4 Brazil Alex Barros 4 3 7 6 Ret Ret 5 2 9 Ret 3 4 4 3 5 6 165 4th 282 4th 355 1st
69 United States Nicky Hayden 5 5 11 Ret Ret 5 3 3 4 Ret Ret 5 4 6 Ret 117 8th
2005 Honda RC211V M ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL
3 Italy Max Biaggi 7 3 5 5 2 6 6 4 Ret 4 3 2 6 Ret Ret 12 6 173 5th 379 2nd 341 2nd
69 United States Nicky Hayden Ret 7 9 6 6 5 4 1 Ret 3 5 7 4 3 2 3 2 206 3rd
2006 Honda RC211V M ESP QAT TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT NED GBR GER USA CZE MAL AUS JPN POR VAL
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 2 6 14 1 3 4 Ret 3 1 4 2 3 3 15 7 Ret 4 215 5th 467 1st 360 1st
69 United States Nicky Hayden 3 2 3 2 5 3 2 1 7 3 1 9 4 5 5 Ret 3 252 1st
Year Bike Tyres No. Riders Race Rider's standings Team standings Manufacturers standings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pts Pos Pts Pos Pts Pos
2007 Honda RC212V M QAT ESP TUR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE SMR POR JPN AUS MAL VAL
1 United States Nicky Hayden 8 7 7 12 Ret 10 11 17 3 3 Ret 3 13 4 9 Ret 9 8 127 8th 369 2nd 313 2nd
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 3 2 Ret 4 4 2 3 8 4 1 5 4 Ret 2 Ret 4 3 1 242 2nd
2008 Honda RC212V QAT ESP POR CHN FRA ITA CAT GBR NED GER USA CZE SMR IND JPN AUS MAL VAL
B 2 Spain Dani Pedrosa 8 3 Ret 2 2 249 3rd 404 2nd 315 3rd
M 2 3 1 2 2 4 3 1 3 2 Ret WD 15 4
69 United States Nicky Hayden 10 4 Ret 6 8 13 8 7 4 13 5 DNS 2 5 3 4 5 155 6th
8 Japan Tadayuki Okada 14 2 21st N/A
2009 Honda RC212V B QAT JPN ESP FRA ITA CAT NED USA GER GBR CZE IND SMR POR AUS MAL VAL
3 Spain Dani Pedrosa 11 3 2 3 Ret 6 Ret 1 3 9 2 10 3 3 3 2 1 234 3rd 394 2nd 297 2nd
4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 5 5 8 4 4 4 Ret Ret Ret 1 4 4 4 7 6 Ret 8 160 6th
2010 Honda RC212V B QAT ESP FRA ITA GBR NED CAT GER USA CZE IND SMR ARA JPN MAL AUS POR VAL
4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 3 6 3 3 2 5 14 5 4 Ret 5 4 Ret 2 2 Ret 3 5 206 5th 451 2nd 342 2nd
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 7 2 5 1 8 2 2 1 Ret 2 1 1 2 DNS DNS 8 7 245 2nd
2011 Honda RC212V B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA CZE IND SMR ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso 4 12 4 2 4 2 3 2 4 5 2 5 5 Ret 5 3 C 3 228 3rd 528 1st 405 1st
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 3 2 1 Ret 8 1 3 Ret 2 2 2 1 4 C 5 219 4th
27 Australia Casey Stoner 1 Ret 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 3 1 3 1 C 1 350 1st
7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 8 8 (98)[a] 10th
72 Japan Shinichi Ito 13 3 22nd
Year Bike Tyres No. Riders Race Rider's standings Team standings Manufacturers standings
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Pts Pos Pts Pos Pts Pos
2012 Honda RC213V B QAT ESP POR FRA CAT GBR NED GER ITA USA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL
1 Australia Casey Stoner 3 1 1 3 4 2 1 Ret 8 1 4 5 3 1 3 254 3rd 603 1st 412 1st
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 2 3 3 4 2 3 2 1 2 3 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 Ret 1 332 2nd
56 United Kingdom Jonathan Rea 8 7 17 21st
2013 Honda RC213V B QAT AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER USA IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 4 2 1 1 2 2 4 DNS 5 2 2 3 3 Ret 1 2 3 2 300 3rd 634 1st 389 1st
93 Spain Marc Márquez 3 1 2 3 Ret 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 DSQ 2 3 334 1st
2014 Honda RC213V B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 3 2 2 3 5 4 3 3 2 4 1 4 3 14 4 Ret Ret 3 246 4th 608 1st 409 1st
93 Spain Marc Márquez 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 15 13 2 Ret 1 1 362 1st
2015 Honda RC213V B QAT AME ARG ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 11 Ret Ret 5 25th 453 2nd 355 2nd
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 6 16 4 3 8 2 4 5 5 9 2 1 5 1 3 206 4th
93 Spain Marc Márquez 5 1 Ret 2 4 Ret Ret 2 1 1 2 Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 2 242 3rd
2016 Honda RC213V M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER AUT CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama 16 1 25th 454 2nd 369 1st
73 15
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 5 3 Ret 4 4 4 3 12 6 7 12 5 1 6 DNS Ret 155 6th
69 United States Nicky Hayden 17 0 (1)[a] 26th
93 Spain Marc Márquez 3 1 1 3 13 2 2 2 1 5 3 4 4 1 1 Ret 11 2 298 1st
2017 Honda RC213V M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 5 Ret 3 1 3 Ret 3 13 3 2 3 7 14 2 Ret 12 5 1 210 4th 508 1st 357 1st
93 Spain Marc Márquez 4 Ret 1 2 Ret 6 2 3 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 4 3 298 1st
2018 Honda RC213V M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
26 Spain Dani Pedrosa 7 Ret 7 Ret 5 Ret 5 15 8 8 7 C 6 5 Ret 8 Ret 5 5 117 11th 438 1st 375 1st
93 Spain Marc Márquez 2 18 1 1 1 16 2 1 1 3 2 C 2 1 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 321 1st
2019 Honda RC213V M QAT ARG AME ESP FRA ITA CAT NED GER CZE AUT GBR RSM ARA THA JPN AUS MAL VAL
6 Germany Stefan Bradl 10 15 13 10 (16)[a] 21st 458 1st 426 1st
93 Spain Marc Márquez 2 1 Ret 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 420 1st
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo 13 12 Ret 12 11 13 Ret DNS 14 14 20 18 17 16 14 13 28 19th
2020 Honda RC213V M SPA ANC CZE AUT STY RSM EMI CAT FRA ARA TER EUR VAL POR
6 Germany Stefan Bradl 18 17 18 18 DNS 17 8 17 12 12 14 7 27 19th 101 9th 144 5th
73 Spain Álex Márquez 12 8 15 14 16 17 7 13 2 2 Ret Ret 16 9 74 14th
93 Spain Marc Márquez Ret DNS 0 NC
2021 Honda RC213V M QAT DOH POR SPA FRA ITA CAT GER NED STY AUT GBR ARA RSM AME TBA ALG VAL
6 Germany Stefan Bradl 11 14 12 11* 22th* 118* 6th* 115* 5th*
44 Spain Pol Espargaró 8 13 Ret 10 8 12 Ret 10 10 16 16 5 52* 14th*
93 Spain Marc Márquez 7 9 Ret Ret Ret 1 7 8 15 Ret 59* 12th*

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with the motorcycle, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brivio: Fiat Yamaha wall stays, but the competitiveness is normal". MotoGP.com. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Honda 2010 Motorsports Overview". Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 23 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Repsol Honda Team". Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Jorge Lorenzo signed with Repsol Honda". MotoGP. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Dani Pedrosa announces MotoGP retirement". BBC. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  6. ^ Gruz, David (26 October 2018). "KTM announces Pedrosa as 2019 test rider". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 26 November 2018.

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