Industry news: Repsol and Honda extend MotoGP contract until 2018
Repsol and Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) have extended their sponsorship contract for another year, through to the 31st of December 2018. The alliance between the Spanish energy company and the Japanese vehicle manufacturer, which began in 1995 and has seen them claim 12 rider World Championships together. The collaboration... Read more
Honda celebrates 50 years since entering premier class world Grand Prix racing with RC181 photography
Honda has celebrated half a century since it first entered premier class World Grand Prix racing, by photographing its original racing machine, the RC181, alongside its current MotoGP contestant, the RC213V. The photo session was a rare event, bringing MotoGP’s current top riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa from Repsol... Read more
Honda to continue to power Moto2™ racing through 2018
Honda Motor Corporation, in continued collaboration with Spanish company ExternPro, will remain as the official Moto2™ engine supplier for the next three years extending until 2018. Since its inauguration in 2010 as the replacement for the 250cc two-stroke intermediate class, Moto2™ has run a single specification Honda CBR 600cc engine.... Read more
Industry news: Repsol and Honda extend MotoGP collaboration through to 2017
Since 1995 Repsol has been the title sponsor of the factory Honda MotoGP team and after 20 years of sporting success and technological development, a new three year agreement will see Honda and Repsol continue their special partnership through to the end of 2017. This is the longest running sponsor-factory... Read more
Honda Moto2 Mugello Preview
The middleweight Moto2 class riders all use Honda power, with race-tuned Honda CBR600 engines provided by the organisers to ensure close and reliable racing. Different chassis and suspension solutions are fine-tuned in search of any slender advantage. With last year’s Moto2 title rivals both gone to MotoGP, last year’s third... Read more
Honda Moto3 Mugello Preview
In Moto3, Honda’s new NSF250RW competes against rival manufacturers. The four-stroke entry class, with machines powered by strictly controlled 250cc four-stroke engines, is in its third year, and the racing is dependably fiercely competitive and breathtakingly exciting. Honda’s new NSF250RW has played a leading role in the opening rounds, with... Read more
Honda Moto3 Preview – Argentina
Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda NSF250R) has high hopes of another strong Moto3 performance on Sunday following a brilliant ride to third in Texas, where he finished less than three tenths of a second off the win, just as he had done in Qatar. The Spaniard showed the speed of... Read more
Honda Moto2 Preview – Argentina
The contest for the Honda-powered Moto2 World Championship series is shaping up into another great battle with two different winners from the first two rounds, including a stunning debut success by Maverick Vinales (Pons HP 40, Kalex) in Texas. This was only Vinales’ second race on a Moto2 bike,... Read more
Yoshishige Nomura introduced as new HRC President
Today, Honda Racing Corporation announced a new President to take the reins from Tetsuo Suzuki. After 5 years at the helm of HRC, Mr. Suzuki will begin a fresh challenge in a new Honda department where his role will be to lead a new team to create captivating bikes for... Read more
Industry news: HRC celebrate new collaboration with PT Astra Honda Motor, Indonesia
In an effort to inspire young Indonesian riders to achieve their highest racing dreams, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) have partnered up with the Honda factory racing team, Repsol Honda. The One HEART and Satu HATI logos will be displayed on Honda’s RC213V bike (having already featured since the first... Read more