July 8 2013.

Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd., the UK market leader for Automotive Aftermarket, Industrial and Motorcycle Batteries, has announced that the Yuasa international sponsorship programme with Honda Racing now sees the company logo appearing on the rider suits of both Repsol Honda Team riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez in the 2013 MotoGP season.

The team has already made a big impression on the championship: Marquez became the youngest ever winner of a premier class grand prix in the second meeting at Austin, Texas, taking the chequered flag just ahead of Pedrosa who leads the overall standings after seven rounds.

Andrew Taylor, Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) Ltd's managing director, commented: "We are delighted to be associated with the highly competitive Repsol Honda Team as they challenge for honours in 2013.

"Yuasa has a long and very successful association with the motorcycle market in general and we are already seeing the team replicate the phenomenal achievements of Honda Yuasa Racing in the BTCC that is proving such a resounding success and is extremely beneficial in raising the profile of the Yuasa brand. Yuasa's worldwide sponsorship programme is supporting the company's ambitious automotive and motorcycle aftermarket plans.

"No doubt there will be plenty of excitement in the 2013 MotoGP season as Repsol Honda Team challenges for honours in the world's most exciting and demanding motorcycle racing competition."