On November 5, 2019 (MILAN, Italy), Honda 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.

To date, Honda has participated in numerous categories of FIM*1 motorcycle racing world championships 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.

In 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”.

Numerous 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)

MotoGP Class

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results

Repsol Honda Team

*5

RC213V

*5

93

Marc Márquez

*5

26 Spain

MotoGP

Champion

99

Jorge Lorenzo

32 Spain MotoGP
19th
(as of Nov. 4)
LCR Honda CASTROL 35

Cal Crutchlow

34 U.K.

MotoGP

9th

(as of Nov. 4)

LCR Honda IDEMITSU 30 Takaaki Nakagami
27 Japan

MotoGP

13th

(as of Nov. 4)

*5 Team ☆ indicates factory team, machine ☆ indicates factory bike, rider ☆ indicates HRC rider

Moto2 Class

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia KALEX 35 Somkiat Chantra 20 Thailand

Moto2 21st

(as of Nov. 4)

27 Andi Farid Izdihar 22 Indonesia

ARRC SS600 5th

(as of Nov. 4)

Moto3 Class

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results
Honda Team Asia NSF250RW
79 Ai Ogura 18 Japan

Moto3 11th

(as of Nov. 4)

92 Yuki Kunii 16 Japan CEV Moto3
7th
(as of Nov. 4)

FIM Superbike World Championship Series (SBK)

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results

Team HRC

CBR1000RR-R SP

TBA

Álvaro Bautista

34 Spain SBK 2nd
TBA

Leon Haslam

36 U.K. SBK 7th
MIE Racing Team CBR1000RR-R SP TBA

Takumi Takahashi

29 Japan JRR*6 2nd
TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

*6 All Japan Road Race Championship

FIM Endurance World Championship Series (EWC)

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018-2019 results
F.C.C. TSR Honda France CBR1000RR SP2 5 Josh Hook 26 Australia

EWC

2nd

Freddy Foray 35 France
Mike Di Meglio 31 France

FIM Motocross World Championship Series (MXGP)

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results

Team HRC

CRF450RW

243

Tim Gajser

23 Slovenia

MXGP

Champion

43

Mitchell Evans

20 Australia

MX2

11th

AMA SuperCross World Championship Series (450SX)

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results
Team Honda HRC CRF450R 94 Ken Roczen 25 Germany

450SX

4th

10 Justin Brayton 35 U.S.A.

450SX

10th

FIM Trial World Championship Series (TrialGP)

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results

Repsol Honda Team

COTA 4RT

1

Toni Bou

33 Spain

TrialGP

Champion

3

Takahisa Fujinami

39 Japan

TrialGP

3rd

The Dakar 2019

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2019 results

Monster Energy Honda Team

CRF450

RALLY

7

Kevin Benavides

30 Argentina

Dakar 2019

5th

12

Joan Barreda

36 Spain

Dakar 2019

Entry

26

Aaron Mare

24 South Africa Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
19th
9

Ricky Brabec

28 U.S.A.

Dakar 2019

Entry

17

José Ignacio Cornejo

25 Chile

Dakar 2019

8th