Honda Racing Corporation

HRC Signs Contracts with Tim Gajser and Rubén Fernández

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

In 2021, Fernández joined the MX2 team Honda 114 Motorsports, but from Round 17 moved to the premier MXGP class.

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  • In 2021, Fernández joined the MX2 team Honda 114 Motorsports, but from Round 17 moved to the premier MXGP class.
  • A huge thank you to all my supporters around the world, and I look forward to meeting you at Team HRC next year."
  • "It is a dream come true to be riding for Team HRC in the MXGP class.
  • - Koji Watanabe, Head of Corporate Communications Supervisory Unit,
    "We are all very happy to have Tim signing again with Honda.

Casio to Release EDIFICE Featuring the Same Authentic Paint Used in the Red Honda Badge

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

TOKYO, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of the EQB-2000HR, the latest collaboration model with Honda Racing in the EDIFICE line of timepieces based on the brand concept of "Speed and Intelligence." The same authentic paint used in the red badge that appears on Honda Racing cars is used on the watch dial.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Aug. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the release of the EQB-2000HR, the latest collaboration model with Honda Racing in the EDIFICE line of timepieces based on the brand concept of "Speed and Intelligence."
  • The same authentic paint used in the red badge that appears on Honda Racing cars is used on the watch dial.
  • The same genuine paint used in this red badge is employed to color the X at the center of the watch dial, making it appear as a symbolic icon to achieve a striking and powerful watch design.
  • These and other special design features express the passion for racing that is inherent to the Honda worldview.

Team HRC's Tim Gajser Wins Fourth Championship, First in Two Seasons

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Monday, August 15, 2022

This MXGP season kicked off in England in February, with Team HRC's Tim Gajser competing on Honda's factory bike, the CRF450RW.

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  • This MXGP season kicked off in England in February, with Team HRC's Tim Gajser competing on Honda's factory bike, the CRF450RW.
  • By the end of Round 15, Sweden, Gajser had 13 race wins out of 30, and eight round wins including two three-consecutive round wins.
  • With a 115-championship points gap to his closest competitor, Gajser was poised to take the championship title.
  • Tim Gajser won the MX2 (250cc class) world championship in 2015.

Team HRC Wins 43rd Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race

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Monday, August 8, 2022

TOKYO, Aug 8, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Team HRC (Tetsuta Nagashima / Takumi Takahashi / Iker Lecuona) won the 2022 FIM(1) Endurance World Championship 43rd "Coca Cola" Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race (Suzuka 8 Hours) held at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie, on Sunday, August 7.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Aug 8, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Team HRC (Tetsuta Nagashima / Takumi Takahashi / Iker Lecuona) won the 2022 FIM(1) Endurance World Championship 43rd "Coca Cola" Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race (Suzuka 8 Hours) held at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie, on Sunday, August 7.
  • Team HRC's win marks Honda's 28th Suzuka 8 Hours victory, the first since 2014.
  • Team HRC returned to the Suzuka 8 Hours as Honda's factory team(2) in 2018 after a decade-long absence.
  • This win marks Takumi Takahashi's fourth Suzuka 8 Hours win, and a first for Tetsuta Nagashima and Iker Lecuona.

Honda to Extend Power Unit Technical Support Agreement with Red Bull Power Trains to End of 2025

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Following discussions between Red Bull and Honda, it has been agreed by both parties that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), the Honda subsidiary that runs its racing activities, will continue to provide technical support for Red Bull Powertrains (RBPT) relating to Formula 1 power units from 2023 to the end of 2025.

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  • TOKYO, Aug 3, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Following discussions between Red Bull and Honda, it has been agreed by both parties that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), the Honda subsidiary that runs its racing activities, will continue to provide technical support for Red Bull Powertrains (RBPT) relating to Formula 1 power units from 2023 to the end of 2025.
  • In 2022, HRC has been providing PU-related technical support in line with Red Bull's request to Honda, with both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri therefore using the PU from the support program.
  • The extension of the existing agreement for HRC to continue providing technical support from 2023 to 2025 has now been mutually agreed between Red Bull and Honda.
  • We are excited to continue our partnership in F1 until the end of 2025 with the PU supplied by Honda.

Alex Rins, LCR Honda CASTROL Team and HRC Sign New Contract

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

TOKYO, July 20, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The LCR Honda CASTROL Team are pleased to announce the signing of Alex Rins on a two-year contract with Honda Racing Corporation.

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  • TOKYO, July 20, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - The LCR Honda CASTROL Team are pleased to announce the signing of Alex Rins on a two-year contract with Honda Racing Corporation.
  • Having claimed 15 wins, including three premier class victories, and a total of 55 podiums, 15 in MotoGP, Rins brings a wealth of experience to HRC and the LCR Honda CASTROL Team.
  • "I am very happy to be joining the LCR Honda Team.
  • "I am delighted to announce that Alex Rins will be the LCR Honda CASTROL rider in 2023.

Toni Bou Wins 30th Consecutive World Championship Title

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Monday, November 22, 2021

TOKYO, Nov 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou has won his 15th consecutive FIM(1) X-Trial World Championship at the final round in Barcelona on November 21.

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  • TOKYO, Nov 22, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou has won his 15th consecutive FIM(1) X-Trial World Championship at the final round in Barcelona on November 21.
  • With his 15 consecutive victories in the FIM Trial World Championship, Toni Bou has won an unprecedented 30 consecutive world championship titles.
  • Toni Bou is a HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) contract rider racing for Honda's factory team(2) Repsol Honda Team.
  • After winning the opening round in Andorra on November 7, Bou secured his 15th X-Trial World Championship title by winning the Barcelona round as well.

Cooperation between Honda and Red Bull Group as from 2022

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Friday, October 8, 2021

On the specific matter of the Honda Formula 1 PU, Red Bull Powertrains will have the right to use Honda IP from 2022, as a support for their F1 programmes with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.

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  • On the specific matter of the Honda Formula 1 PU, Red Bull Powertrains will have the right to use Honda IP from 2022, as a support for their F1 programmes with Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams.
  • This is as a result of the request made to Honda by Red Bull following our announcement that we are leaving the sport.
  • 2) Honda will support Red Bull Powertrains in building the 2022 PU and also provide trackside and race operation support from Japan throughout the 2022 season, and from 2023, Red Bull Powertrains will take responsibility for all manufacturing and servicing of Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri's engines.
  • Specifically, HRC will support the Red Bull Group's Formula 1 activity in 2022, taking charge of all the above-mentioned points.

Honda: Toni Bou Wins 15th Consecutive FIM Trial World Championship Title

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Going in to the final round at Portugal as championship favorite, Bou won the round giving him his 15th consecutive championship title.

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  • Going in to the final round at Portugal as championship favorite, Bou won the round giving him his 15th consecutive championship title.
  • Since clinching his first world championship title in 2007 on HRC's Montesa COTA 4RT factory bike, Bou has increased his unparalleled consecutive championship titles to 15.
  • He has also won his 14th consecutive X Trial World Championship, an indoor competition raced on artificially prepared sections, taking his total tally of championship titles to 29.
  • "I would like to congratulate Toni on winning his unprecedented 15th Trial World Championship title.

Honda: Takahisa Fujinami to End 26-Year Trial World Championship Career

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda announced that Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) contract rider Takahisa Fujinami (Repsol Honda Team), the first Japanese rider to win the FIM* Trial World Championship in 2004, will be retiring from the championship at the end of this season.
  • The following year, he began his career on the world championship stage, winning his first trial in the 1997 German round, becoming the youngest world championship trial winner at 17 years and 237 days old.
  • "I firmly believe that the time has come to close the curtain on my career as a world trial championship rider after 26 years in the competition.
  • "I would like to thank Takahisa [Fujinami] for the 26 years of his life he devoted to Trial World Championship competition.