Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that motorsport- motor racing activities for the 2020 season and initiatives to expand motorsport.
In 2020, Honda will continue to compete in the world’s leading prestigious motor racing and automobile races, including plans to compete in various motor racing 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.
In the 2019 season, Honda won the championship at the FIM*1 Grand Prix tournament
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 motor racing, Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and strive to win the championship for the second consecutive year in all three types of tournaments – road race, motocross 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, a 6-time world champion and has won the 4th consecutive year in 2019, will welcome his younger brother – hand. race Alex Márquez, reigning champion of the Moto2 category in the 2019 season, playing for Reosol Honda Team. Getting the new competitive personnel, Honda tends to 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.
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. 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 many other riders who can compete in world-class races. .
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.
In the Formula 1 World FIA * 2 Formula One World Championship (F1), Honda acted as the engine supplier (PU) and won the first three stages in the 2019 season. In the 2020 season, Honda will strive to achieve more victories by continuing to supply engines with the same specifications to the Scuderia AlphaTauri * 3 team and the Red Bull Racing team.
In addition, Honda will continue to support young Japanese riders to compete in the FIA Folumla Formula 2 World Championship (F2) and the French F4 Championship French F4 Championship due to FFSA * 4 articles. onions.
In Japan, Honda will try to regain the championship in the most prestigious motor racing 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 provide the CIVIC Type R race car 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 endurance races held motor racing. 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 and in motor racing.