Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to welcome Oakley as a new Official Partner in MotoGP.
Fresh off their first win of the 2019 season, the Repsol Honda Team are pleased to welcome Oakley as the latest sponsor to join the team. Oakley is an eyewear brand that has become synonyms with high-level performance in a variety of sports. The American company now joins the Repsol Honda Team as their Official Sunglass Partner for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Each member of the team will now wear Oakley eyeglasses and mechanics working in pit lane will be provided with helmets.
As both the title sponsor to the Italian Gran Prix and of Marc Marquez personally, the Oakley brand is already familiar to fans of the MotoGP World Championship. Now they join the sport’s most successful team in chasing their 16th Riders’ Championship.
“We are delighted to strengthen our longstanding relationship with MotoGP by continuing our partnership with one of the sport’s most iconic factory teams, Honda Racing Corporation,” said Ben Goss – Global Marketing Director, Oakley. “Oakley athlete and reigning seven-time world champion Marc Marquez, has been part of the Oakley family since 2010, and with this partnership we will continue to support Marc’s successful career. Oakley’s relentless drive to change the game is the result of our deeply rooted heritage as a sports performance brand and we’re delighted to continue sharing this heritage with Honda and fans across the globe.”
“It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce our new partnership between Oakley and the Repsol Honda Team,” added Tetsuhiro Kuwata – HRC Director General Manager Race Operations. “Oakley have already worked alongside Marquez for several years and their high-quality products are known across the world. Alongside the eyewear they will provide, the helmets and goggles supplied to staff in pit lane will be crucial in guaranteeing they can be effective while still remaining safe.”
The Repsol Honda Team now head to Austin, Texas for round three, complete with their new sunglasses.