Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced motorsport activities for the 2020 season and initiatives to expand motorsport.
Overview of Honda’s motorsport activities in 2020
In 2020, Honda will continue to compete in the world’s top prestigious motor and automobile races, including plans to compete in various tournaments around the world.
All personnel involved in Honda’s motorsport activities, including Athletes, engineers, mechanics and other team members, will work as a “Team Honda” and compete. with all efforts.
World Championship, FIM World Championship Motocross World Championship and FIM Trial World Championship.
In the 2020 season, Honda will compete with the manufacturer 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. Moreover, 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, a 6-time world champion and has won the 4th consecutive year in 2019, will welcome his younger brother Alex Márquez, reigning champion of the Moto2 category in the 2019 season, playing for Reosol Honda Team.
With the new competition personnel, Honda will strive to continue to win the “Triple Crown” title at the MotoGP tournament for the fourth consecutive year.
FIM Superbike World Championship
At the FIM Superbike World Championship, Honda will compete with the new HRC manufacturer race team called the HRC team, with two drivers, Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, racing cars developed on the all-new CBR1000RR model. -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.
Moreover, Honda will continue to develop young riders. At the motorbike racing event, combined with Honda’s racing activities in Asia where motorcycle racing is gaining interest and development, Honda is trying to join hands with young riders in.
This area fulfills the dream of competing in MotoGP format. In the 2020 season, Honda will continue to support the Honda Team Asia racing team in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories, under the MotoGP tournament.