MotoGP

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!