– Valentin Guillod joins Assomotor Honda in MXGP
– Will compete alongside Alessandro Lupino on the Honda CRF450R
– Mathys Boisramè joins Alberto Forato at Assomotor Honda Junior in EMX250
Honda has great pleasure in announcing the partnership with the Assomotor Honda team for 2017, competing in the MXGP FIM Motocross World Championship, and a renewed and competitive rider line-up.
Valentin Guillod joins the Honda stable, and the Swiss will bring the tenacity and speed he showed this year to the CRF450R in 2017, building upon a rookie year in the big-capacity class which saw him take a third in the opening moto at the MXGP of Great Britain on his way to finishing the championship ninth overall, one year after being in contention for the 2015 MX2 World Championship.
Alessandro Lupino raced for the Assomotor Honda team in 2016, and although his MXGP season was blighted by injury, he took the Italian MX1 Championship title for the second time in succession aboard the CRF450R.
In 2016, Team Manager Alfredo Bevilacqua started the Assomotor Honda Junior team, and in 2017 Alberto Forato remains and is joined by Mathys Boisramè. Forato took the MX2 Under 21 Italian Championship crown this year, and Boisramè joins Honda after an EMX250 season in which he took a fourth in Spain and another fourth in France, as well as the French Elite MX2 Championship title.
The Assomotor Team was founded in 1991 by Alfredo Bevilacqua, who himself competed in the Italian Enduro championship. The team’s relationship with Honda started in 2001.
In 2015 the team left Supermoto for motocross, and joined the MXGP championship with Alessandro Lupino and Kei Yamamoto. This year the Assomotor Honda Junior team was founded with Alberto Forato competing in the European and Italian Championships, and in 2017 the squad will compete in MXGP, the Swiss and Italian MXGP National Motocross Championships with Guillod and Lupino respectively, and the French and Italian MX2 National Motocross Championships with Boisramè and Forato.