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Racing world 2021: Number of record races, chaos changes in personnel (Part 1)

The 2020 racing season with unprecedented difficulties is slowly coming to an end and the organizers are concentrating on making an official plan for 2021.

The main racing positions are almost filled in. when the race schedule had the first draft. We take a look at the current situation in the two top racing events, F1 and MotoGP.

Eleven teams will go on to the 2021 season of the MotoGP racing tournament, and there is only one unconfirmed vacancy left next to Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia factory team’s veteran driver. The remaining 10 teams will have significant personnel changes after the year 2020 closes.

First with factory racing teams, Repsol Honda will bid farewell to Alex Marquez, who will switch to the LCR Honda satellite team after the first season with his brother Marc Marquez, to recruit Pol Espargaro, the steering wheel will end 4 year with Red Bull KTM.

Alex Marquez will still have a contract with Honda’s factory team and replace “old general” Cal Crutchlow, who will leave MotoGP after 10 years of fighting. Fabio Quartararo and “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi will swap positions at Monster Yamaha and Petronas SRT, ending 15 years (in two phases) of collaboration between the Yamaha factory team and Rossi.

The current duo of Pramac Racing, Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia together ‘graduate’ to the Ducati factory team in 2021. Their current drivers, Andrea Dovizioso will be “unemployed” next year, and Danilo Petrucci moves on. to Red Bull KTM Tech3 satellite team.

Suzuki keeps his frame with two high-profile steering wheel, Alex Rins and Joan Mir (who just became the 2020 MotoGP champion). Meanwhile at Red Bull KTM, Miguel Oliveira (2020 Styrian GP winner) is raised from KTM Tech3 to take the position of P.Espargaro, and will team up with his former Moto2 teammate, Brad Binder.

Accompanying the French driver is rookie from Moto2 mode, Jorge Martin (currently racing for Red Bull KTM Ajo). He is one of the three rookies to graduate from ‘with two other Moto2 champions this season, Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini, who will be teammates at Esponsorama Racing.

Regarding the scheduled schedule for 2021, the organizers of the tournament have just announced the list of 20 races that will appear next season, 2 more races than in 2019. Besides Kymi Ring, Finland (wait FIM acknowledges) there will be a debut after a year of delay, the rest of the country are familiar destinations.

Honda announced motorsport activities in 2020 (Part 2)

In the terrain racing mode, Honda will continue to organize training sessions in Japan for riders of the competition team at the MFJ All-Japan Motocross Championship.

In addition, Honda will also continue training programs for young riders with the potential to participate in training camps around the world and compete in MXGP races.

With motor racing, in the Formula One World Championship (F1), Honda will strive to win even more victories by continuing to supply engines with the same specifications for the Scuderia AlphaTauri 3 racing team and the Red Bull Racing racing team.

In addition, Honda will continue to support young Japanese riders to compete in the FIA Formula 2 World Championship (F2) and the French F4 Championship.

In Japan, Honda will try to regain the championship in the most prestigious races by using the all-new NSX-GT model in GT500 competition, SUPER GT, which will apply the new technical regulations in the 2020 season. At the same time, Honda also changed the structure of the teams competing in the SUPER FORMULA Championship Japan Championship.

For customer races, in vehicle-based racing categories developed on the market-wide version, Honda will raise the challenge by not only providing engines but also enhancing support for teams so that each team can compete more competitively.

Honda will offer the CIVIC Type R and CIVIC TCR, at the FIA ​​World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), a tournament that started in 2018 and the TCR endurance race series, which is a race. popular all over the world. In addition, Honda will offer the NSX GT3 Evo at the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) – a competition held on five continents as well as GT championships and other races held in North America, Asia and Europe.

In North America, through Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda will provide engines for five teams with a total of 13 cars to compete in the IndyCar Series.

In the field of motorbike racing, in 2016, SRS-Junior was renamed SRS-Moto, and the pain-developing systems and textbooks, as well as the machines used in the program, were renewed for them to work towards developing drivers to be able to compete at the level of world championships like MotoGP.

In the field of motor racing, SRS-Kart and SRS-Formula will maintain the structure established last year with Takuma Sato and Shinji Nakano as Principal and Vice-Principal, to further enhance the development environment of young driver.

Honda has been working hard to expand the popularity of motorsport. To spread the passion of motorsport to more people, Honda has been carrying out a wide range of events and activities, including those that are not yet familiar with motorsport can still be enjoyed such as: One-make race series sponsored by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC); Honda Sports & Eco Program; FIT 1.5 Challenge Cup; N-ONE OWNERS ’CUP; Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020; 2020 MO-SPO Suzuka Festival – A day of gratitude for fans; Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2020 …

Honda announced motorsport activities in 2020 (Part 1)

In 2020, Honda will continue to compete in the world’s leading prestigious motorcycle and automobile races, all of the employees present at Honda’s motorsport activities including: athletes, engineers, mechanics and other members of the team, will work as a “Team Honda” and compete by all efforts.

For motorbike, Honda will compete with the production teams that are members of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and strive to win the championship for the second consecutive year in all three types of tournaments: road race, motocros and trial. Furthermore, similar to last season, the HRC producer team is currently attending the Dakar Rally, which will move the race from South America to Saudi Arabia this year.

In the MotoGP category of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship, Marc Márquez, will welcome his younger brother, Alex Márquez, to compete for the Reosol Honda Team. With the new competitive personnel, Honda will strive to continue to win the “Triple Crown” title at the MotoGP tournament for the fourth consecutive year.

At the FIM Superbike World Championship, Honda will compete with the new HRC manufacturer team, called the HRC team, with Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, a racing car developed on the all-new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP.

At the Japan MFJ All – Japan Championship, Honda will compete in the top divisions including Road Race Championship (JRR), Motocross Championship (JMX) and Trial Championship (JTR). Honda will continue to win the Motocross and Trial championships as well as regain the title of Road Race champion, thereby winning the MFJ All-Japan Championship for the first time in all three categories since 2017.

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At motor racing, combined with Honda’s racing activities in Asia where motorcycle racing is gaining interest and development, in the 2020 season, Honda will continue to support the team. Honda Team Asia competes in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories, belonging to the MotoGP tournament.

Moreover, to support the young riders increasingly competitive, Honda will continue to support the competitive riders at the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship. In addition, Honda will continue to use the IDEMITSU Asia Talent Cup (IATC) to motivate young riders to explore their potential and raise the number of other riders who can compete in world-class races.

Marc Marquez won the sixth MotoGP

Spaniard Marc Marquez has the fourth straight season on the highest podium after winning the Thai race and for the sixth time he won the MotoGP title in his career.

Marc Marquez (RC213V racing driver, Repsol Honda Team) became the champion of FIM*1 MotoGP after stage 15 – Thailand Grand Prix (took place on October 6 at Chang International School, Buriram ). This is Marquez’s fourth consecutive title and the sixth time he has won the MotoGP title in his career.

Using Honda’s RC213V racing car, Marquez riders had a solid start to the fourth consecutive championship title this season, finishing second at the opening stage and winning at stage 2. Although he missed his spot on the podium at the Americas, he won 8 and 4 other runner-ups. Marquez riders have continued to successfully defend the title of MotoGP champion when the season still has 4 stages.

Marquez is currently the youngest MotoGP champion in the world when he won for the first time in 2013 – the same year that the driver started to compete in MotoGP format, wearing the Repsol Honda Team. In 2014 the driver continued to become the champion with 13 winning stages.

Although shortly thereafter in 2015, missing out on the championship, the 93rd driver quickly reaffirmed his position with the championship in 2016 – the third title of the MotoGP. And from then until the end of the 15th stage of MotoGP 2019, the driver was holding a record 61 times on the podium with 53 victories (this record is recorded the 4th highest in MotoGP history).

Marc Marquez said that he felt extremely happy to once again become a world champion by wearing the Honda team. He added that the 2019 season was one of the seasons he had the most stable performance. They had fought hard, both the team in particular and Honda, in general, had done extraordinary things, so that they stood that day in that position.

Celebrating Honda’s 60th year of motorsport with a MotoGP championship was truly an honor, and he was proud to have done it for Honda. He also said thank you to everyone who had contributed that season, the fans who always support him!