December 7, 2016 / 4:27 PM / 8 months ago

Repsol extend Honda MotoGP sponsorship to 2018

MotoGP rider Marc Marquez (L) and Dani Pedrosa (R) pose during the launch of a new Honda CBR150R at the Sentul Circuit, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia on February 14, 2016 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.Yudhi Mahatma/Antara Foto

(Reuters) - Spanish energy company Repsol has extended its 22-year sponsorship of world champion Marc Marquez's factory Honda MotoGP team until the end of 2018.

The partnership, which started in 1995, is the most successful in MotoGP history with 12 rider world championships and 151 race wins in the top category.

Spain's triple world champion Marquez, winner of this year's title, and team mate Dani Pedrosa have two more years on their contracts.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris

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