Honda's Participation in World Championship Racing and Dakar Rally 2020

00Honda announced its plans for participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing for the 2020 season and the Dakar Rally 2020, at EICMA 2019 in Milan, Italy.01To date, Honda has participated in numerous categories of FIM*1 motorcycle racing world championship with its factory teams*2 operated by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC).

2019 marked the 60th anniversary of Honda participating in the 1959 Isle of Man TT for the first time. 2019 was also the year in which Honda won the riders championships in the premier categories of the FIM MotoGP World Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship, and FIM Trial World Championship.03In 2020, HRC factory teams will aim to defend their crowns in MotoGP, Motocross and Trials. Furthermore, Honda's HRC factory team will continue to compete in the Dakar Rally which moves from South America to Saudi Arabia from next year.

From the 2020 season, Honda will also bring its HRC factory team "Team HRC" to the FIM Superbike World Championship, with Álvaro Bautista (Spain) and Leon Haslam (U.K.) riding factory bikes based on the new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP. MFJ*3 All Japan Road Race Championship 2017 winner Takumi Takahashi will be also be participating in the FIM Superbike World Championship, riding for satellite team "MIE Racing Team".04Numerous Honda teams will also be competing in the world championships: F.C.C. TSR Honda France will continue its quest for dominance in the FIM Endurance World Championship, while Team Honda HRC (American Honda Motor Company factory team) will continue to fight for the 450SX class title in the AMA*4 Supercross Championship.

Racing is Honda's driving force, and through competing in various races, hones its technologies and its people. The racing spirit and technologies gained are part of many Honda products. Honda will continue to realize "The Power of Dreams" with its customers, in its products, services and racing activities.

*1 FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

*2 Factory teams: Teams operated by motorcycle manufacturers

*3 MFJ: Motorcycle Federation of Japan

*4 AMA: American Motorcyclist Association

Honda's 2020 Participation in Motorcycle World Championship Racing

FIM Road Racing World Championship Series (MotoGP)

Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez

Jorge Lorenzo


Cal Crutchlow


Takaaki Nakagami

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

Somkiat Chantra

Andi Farid Izdihar

Honda Team Asia

Yuki Kunii

FIM Superbike World Championship Series (SBK)

Team HRC

Leon Haslam

MIE Racing Team

Takumi Takahashi

 05FIM Endurance World Championship Series (EWC)

F.C.C. TSR Honda France

Josh Hook

Freddy Foray

Mike Di Meglio

 06FIM Motocross World Championship Series (MXGP)

Team HRC

Tim Gajser

Mitchell Evans

07AMA SuperCross World Championship Series (450SX)

Team Honda HRC

Ken Roczen

Justin Brayton

 08FIM Trial World Championship Series (TrialGP)

Repsol Honda Team

Toni Bou

02The Dakar 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team:

Kevin Benavides

Joan Barreda

Aaron Mare

Ricky Brabec

José Ignacio Cornejoend bike test







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