Honda continues as Moto2 supplier

Honda will continue as the engine supplier of the Moto2 motorcycle series until 2018.

The Japanese manufacturer has agreed terms on a three-year renewal of its deal with promoter Dorna Sports to provide its single-specification Honda CBR 600cc engine for all teams in the second-tier championship. It has also been confirmed that Spain's ExternPro will remain responsible for engine maintenance.

"Moto2 has been a success from the start, and just continues to get better," said Dorna Sports chief executive Carmelo Ezpeleta. "Honda has been our sole engine supplier since the inaugural race in 2010 and I am extremely pleased that we will continue to use its machinery for the next three years. The Honda engine has not only proved an exciting addition to the paddock, but has also been a technically very reliable asset, which is extremely important in motorsports.

"I would also like to welcome ExternPro on board," he added, "who have so far done a very good job during pre-season testing, and will no doubt continue to do so throughout the next three seasons."