After 11 years, 169 Grand Prix starts, 59 wins, 64 poles, 101 podiums and six World Championships – Marc Marquez and the Repsol Honda Team prepare to begin new chapters, aiming to end their era defining relationship on a high note.

Another season of the MotoGP World Championship is set to come to a close at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the battle for the MotoGP crown going down to the wire. But for the Repsol Honda Team, attentions lie elsewhere as the 2023 season comes to a close and so too does Marc Marquez’s time with the team.

The combination of the #93 and the Repsol Honda Team RC213V has been a force to be reckoned with from their very first race together, debuting on the podium and claiming victory in just the second race. Since then, Marquez has continued to re-write the history books and broken countless records on his way to six World Championships and 59 Grand Prix victories. The most successful premier class Honda rider of all, it will be an emotional weekend for all involved but the aim is still the same: keep focused and deliver the best possible result until crossing the line on Sunday. With two premier class wins and having never finished a race off the podium at the four-kilometre track, it’s a fitting circuit for a final race.

After building his speed and feeling over the course of the Qatar GP weekend, Joan Mir is hoping to hit the ground running in Valencia. Not only the scene of his debut as a Repsol Honda Team rider at the end of 2022, but Valencia is also where the #36 took his debut MotoGP win and MotoGP World Championship title back in 2020. Fond memories and historic speed which should boost Mir to see out the season with another progressive result. There’s no rest for the Repsol Honda Team rider as testing for the 2024 season begins on Tuesday at the same circuit, an important first taste of the future.

Lights are set to go out at 15:00 Local Time on Sunday, November 26 for the final race of the season. 27-laps of Marc Marquez in the iconic Repsol Honda Team colours.

Marc Marquez

“We have finally arrived at the end of the year. It has been a year full of ups and downs, emotions and difficult decisions. Now we come to Valencia looking to end the season in the best way possible, it’s a track I like and have good memories at. Of course, it’s not just any end to a season, it will be a very emotional one as an incredible chapter in my sporting career, and in my life, comes to a close. Together with the Repsol Honda Team we have made an incredible story over the last 11 years, the good times and the bad have helped me become who I am and this weekend will be about celebrating what we’ve done and enjoying our time together until the very last moments. Let’s make every lap count.”

Joan Mir

“A long season comes to an end in Valencia, a day of rest and then the next season will start. In Qatar we were able to make an improvement on Sunday which helped my confidence, so the aim is to keep ongoing in this direction in the final race. The track holds good memories for me, not only was it the scene of my first MotoGP win but also where I took the title in 2020. Conditions this late in the year will be a bit tricky there, especially in the morning so we will need to be careful. We keep on working.”

MotoGP 2023

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 437 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
2 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 416 Pramac Racing Ducati
3 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 326 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
4 Binder Brad 33 RSA 268 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 204 Pramac Racing Ducati
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 198 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
7 Marini Luca 10 ITA 194 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
8 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 192 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
9 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 167 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
10 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 165 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
11 Miller Jack 43 AUS 163 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 134 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 93 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
14 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 89 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 Rins Alex 42 SPA 54 LCR Honda Honda
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 52 LCR Honda Honda
20 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 40 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 13 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
24 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 9 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)