“Seeing the bike painted with the Repsol and HRC logos makes you feel very satisfied with this new step forward — it makes you realise what a dream-come-true it is,” states Marc Marquez (above) about his move from Moto2 to the Repsol Honda MotoGP team. “I’m like a kid with new shoes!”
For 2013, the Honda RC213V get a new Repsol paint scheme.
“This year’s bike has a fresh touch to it, which can give us a boost at the races,” says Marquez’s teammate, Dani Pedrosa. “I hope the fans like it too. I’m starting this preseason really keen, as at the Valencia test after the last race of 2012 we had so much rain that we couldn’t do much. I can’t wait to get to Malaysia and have a few days to put the bike through its paces, enjoy myself and see which parts we are going to use for the opening race.”
“Dani comes into this season after a fantastic 2012 and with new motivation, Marc is a great talent and I’m sure it won’t be long before we see him on the podium,” says HRC Executive VP Shuhei Nakamoto. “I am excited about the new structure and everyone at HRC will continue to work hard in the bike’s development to give both our riders the best chance of victory.”