Alex Marquez joins Brother Marc in the Honda MotoGP team

Alex Marquez will ride with his older brother and 6-year-old MotoGP world champion Marc in Honda next season, the team announced Monday.

23-year-old Alex Marquez, who added the Moto2 world title this year to his 2014 Moto3 motorcycle, has signed a one-year deal with the champions of manufacturers.

“He will move from midfield to eight-time world champion Marc Marquez in 2020 for his first season in the first division,” Honda said in a statement.

Younger Marquez replaces three-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo, who retired after the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix.

Alex is riding on Kalex on Moto2. He won five races in the 2019 campaign, taking the title with three points from South Africa’s Brad Binder.