Motorcycling: Workforce Marquez as Alex joins brother Marc at Honda

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FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – Valencia Grand Prix – Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Valencia, Spain – November 17, 2019 MotoGP champion Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez poses with Moto 2 champion EG zero,zero Marc VDS’ Alex Marquez and Moto three champion Leopard Racing’s Lorenzo Dalla Porta Information/Heino Kalis

(Information) – The Repsol Honda MotoGP workforce might be a household affair subsequent season after the Japanese producer introduced on Monday that Alex Marquez was becoming a member of as workforce mate to older brother Marc.

The 23-year-old Spaniard received this yr’s Moto2 championship, his second title after Moto3 in 2014, whereas Marc, 26, clinched his sixth MotoGP crown.

Honda Racing Company stated in an announcement that Alex had signed a one-year deal.

He replaces compatriot Jorge Lorenzo, a triple MotoGP champion who retired after final weekend’s season-ending race in Valencia.

The announcement dashed the hopes of French rider Johann Zarco, who’s searching for a seat after leaving the Austrian KTM workforce.

The Marquez brothers will not be the one siblings lining up on the MotoGP grid, with Spaniards Pol and Aleix Espargaro additionally competing at KTM and Aprilia respectively, however they would be the solely ones in the identical workforce.

Components One has seen plenty of brothers competing on the similar time, together with Michael and Ralf Schumacher at totally different groups within the 1990s and 2000s.

The 2020 MotoGP season begins in Qatar on March eight.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, enhancing by Ken Ferris