After six World Championships, 59 wins and 2,626 points – the time of Marc Marquez as an HRC rider in the Repsol Honda Team has come to a close. The Valencia GP weekend was a chance for all involved to remember their time together.

During his time at HRC with the Repsol Honda Team, Marc Marquez has earned six MotoGP World Championships, five Triple Crowns, 59 premier class victories, 101 podiums, 64 poles, 59 fastest laps and 2,626 points. He ends this stage of his journey with HRC as Honda’s most successful rider in terms of premier class wins, wins across all classes as well as setting a second for number of pole positions in both the premier class and across all Grand Prix classes. He leaves behind a list of accomplishments and records which will not be easily surpassed.

The relationship between the #93 and the Repsol Honda Team achieved success almost immediately in 2013 as Marquez won just his second race, becoming the youngest ever premier class winner at 20 years and 60 days old. A first World Championship would follow that same year, the rookie missing the podium only twice.

13 wins, including ten in a row to start the season, would cement back-to-back World Championships and a flurry of new records. A season of learning would follow in 2015 as Marquez faced a challenging year with a number of DNFs.

But all of these lessons would be put into action in 2016 as the #93 returned to winning ways and picked up premier class title number three. 2017 and 2018 followed a similar pattern as titles four and five came quickly after.

Marquez’s performance in 2019 would set a new benchmark, not just for the Repsol Honda Team but for MotoGP as a whole as the #93 would finish inside the top two in every race he completed. With 420 points, the now eight-time World Champion set a new record for points in a season which would only be surpassed with the introduction of Sprint races.

The following years would highlight Marquez’s championship spirit as he endured injuries, setbacks and hardships after his fateful fall at the Spanish GP in Jerez, 2020. 581 days after this crash Marquez would return to winning ways at his beloved Sachsenring circuit – proving without doubt that the spirit and speed of a champion never fades. Wins in Austin and Misano would follow to end the 2021 season on a high before injury would strike again.

A few final shining moments such as a 100th premier class podium in Australia and a ‘romantic’ return to the podium at Honda’s home in Japan would stand out in 2022 and 2023. From the first day to the last, the story of the Repsol Honda Team and Marc Marquez has been one of the most successful and unique in all of motorsport. It is a circular story, Marquez’s final race in Valencia – the scene of his first test of the Honda RC213V and where he sealed his first World Championship, the 2013 bike waiting for him in the garage upon his return from the race.

The Repsol Honda Team and HRC eagerly accept the challenge of battling with Marc Marquez in 2024.

Marc Marquez

Six-Time MotoGP World Champion with the Repsol Honda Team

“Of course it was a super emotional Sunday, honestly a super emotional week and it was hard at some points to contain the feelings. Sadly, we didn’t finish the race today, I was feeling really strong today and I honestly think a podium was possible today and even maybe more. It wasn’t our mistake, and I don’t push against Martin because he was in attack mode. It happens when you’re fighting for a championship. But the most important thing today is to remember all of the incredible times I have had with HRC and the Repsol Honda Team, they will be the team of my life. We have written an incredible story together and they have become more than just my team, they have become my friends and my family. Thank you for everything since 2013, I will not forget any of you.”

MotoGP 2023
Race Round 20   Valencia

Valencia Grand Prix

Track Temp
Air Temp
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 40'58.535
2 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 20 Pramac Racing Ducati 0.360
3 Binder Brad 33 RSA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 2.347
4 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 13 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 3.176
5 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 11 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 4.636
6 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 10 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 4.708
7 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 9 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 4.736
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 8 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 8.014
9 Marini Luca 10 ITA 7 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 9.486
10 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 10.556
11 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 5 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 12.001
12 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 4 LCR Honda Honda 21.695
13 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 3 Aprilia Racing Test Team Aprilia 43.297
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 2 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM +1 Lap
15 Rins Alex 42 SPA DNF LCR Honda Honda DNF
16 Miller Jack 43 AUS DNF Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM DNF
17 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA DNF Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM DNF
18 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA DNF Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati DNF
19 Martin Jorge 89 SPA DNF Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
20 Marquez Marc 93 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
21 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA DNF Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati DNF
MotoGP 2023

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 467 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
2 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 428 Pramac Racing Ducati
3 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 329 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
4 Binder Brad 33 RSA 293 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 225 Pramac Racing Ducati
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 206 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
7 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 204 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
8 Marini Luca 10 ITA 201 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
9 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 177 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
10 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 172 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
11 Miller Jack 43 AUS 163 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 151 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 102 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
14 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 96 Repsol Honda Team Honda
15 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 84 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
16 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 76 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
17 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 71 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
18 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 56 LCR Honda Honda
19 Rins Alex 42 SPA 54 LCR Honda Honda
20 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 51 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
21 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 32 KTM Test Team KTM
22 Mir Joan 36 SPA 26 Repsol Honda Team Honda
23 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 15 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
24 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 12 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
25 Folger Jonas 94 GER 9 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
26 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 8 Repsol Honda Team Honda
27 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
28 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
29 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 3 Yamaha Test Team Yamaha
30 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda
31 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Ducati Test Team Ducati
Location Information

The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.

Length 4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 9
Right corners 5
Longest straight 0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles
Constructed 1999

Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps


Pole Position 1m 28.931s (162.1km/h) Maverick Viñales (Aprilia, 2023)
Race Lap 1m 30.145s (159.9km/h) Brad Binder (KTM, 2023)
2023 Race Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2023 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)