What ‘unique’ Marquez deal says about his ambition

A four-year contract extension is unheard of in MotoGP – but that’s exactly what Marc Marquez has in his back pocket from Honda. Even if the deal doesn’t appease his detractors, its still the option most likely to guarantee Marquez what he craves most

Honda announcing it had re-signed Marc Marquez for the 2021 season came as a surprise to no one. What was a shock was that Honda had gotten the six-time MotoGP world champion to commit to four more years with the RC213V.

HRC President Yoshishige Nomura called it a “unique deal” for a “unique champion”, and the situation is certainly that – unique. Off the blocks, it is a master stroke from Honda.

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