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Repsol extend Honda MotoGP sponsorship to 2018

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Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain celebrates after winning the Japanese Grand Prix and secured his third MotoGP championship in four years at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, Japan, October 16, 2016 in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

(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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