Former FIM Moto2 champion Pol Espargaro has been unveiled as the next team mate of Marc Marquez as of 2021 and for two seasons.
"Honda Racing Corporation are pleased to announce the signing of Pol Espargaro. The former Moto2 World Champion will join the Repsol Honda Team on a two-year contract", the team stated on Monday. "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."
Espargaro was not unveiled in KTM's squad for next season last month. In the current HRC team Marc Marquez is paired with his brother Alex. The latter also extended his current agreement until the end of 2022 and will race with LCR Honda.