On November 6, 2018, Honda announced plans for its participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing activities for the 2019 season, at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy.

In 2019, Honda will continue to compete in the premier classes of motorcycle road racing, Motocross and Trial world championships and the Dakar Rally 2019, with Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) factory teams (*1) aiming to win the titles in each category.

In the FIM (*2) Road Racing World Championship Series MotoGP class, five-time champion and 2018 winner Marc Marquez will be joined by Jorge Lorenzo to race for Repsol Honda Team.

In the FIM Motocross World Championship Series MXGP class, 2016 champion Tim Gajser and Brian Bogers will continue to represent Team HRC.

In the FIM Trial World Championship Series TrialGP class, twelve-time consecutive winner Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami in his 24th year in the championship will once again race for Repsol Honda Team.

In the Dakar Rally 2019, Kevin Benavides, Joan Barreda, Paulo Goncalves, Ricky Brabec and Jose Ignacio Cornejo will represent Monster Energy Honda Team.

In addition to Honda’s factory teams, major Honda teams will compete in major world championships in 2019.

In the FIM Superbike World Championship Series, HRC will support the team operated by Althea Racing and Moriwaki Engineering with Leon Camier and Ryuichi Kiyonari as their riders.

In the FIM Endurance World Championship series, 2017-2018 winners F.C.C. TSR Honda France will continue to be represented by Freddy Foray and Josh Hook, with Mike Di Meglio also joining the team. Last season’s overall third-place team, Honda Endurance Racing, will continue their quest to win the EWC title.

In the 450SX class of the AMA (*3) SuperCross World Championship Series held mainly in North America, American Honda’s factory team, Team Honda HRC, will continue with Ken Roczen and Cole Seely.

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 realise “The Power of Dreams” with its customers, in its products, services and racing activities.

*1 Factory teams: Teams operated by motorcycle manufacturers

*2 FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme

*3 AMA: American Motorcyclist Association

 

◆FIM Road Racing World Championship Series (MotoGP)

 

<MotoGP Class>

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results

Repsol Honda Team

★*4

RC213V

★*4

93

Marc Márquez

★*4

25 Spain MotoGP Champion
99 Jorge Lorenzo ★ 31 Spain

MotoGP

10th

(as of Nov. 6)

LCR Honda CASTROL 35 Cal Crutchlow ★ 33 U.K.

MotoGP

7th

(as of Nov. 6)

LCR Honda IDEMITSU 30 Takaaki Nakagami ★ 26 Japan

MotoGP

20th

(as of Nov. 6)

*4 Team ★ indicates factory team, machine ★ indicates factory bike, rider ★ indicates HRC rider

<Moto3 Class>

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0

NSF250RW

TBA Sergio García 15 Spain

CEV Moto3

5th

(as of Nov. 6)

72 Alonso López 16 Spain

Moto3

23rd

(as of Nov. 6)

Leopard Racing 42 Marcos Ramirez 20 Spain

Moto3

10th

(as of Nov. 6)

48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta 21 Italy

Moto3

5th

(as of Nov. 6)

Team KÖMMERLING Gresini Moto3 19 Gabriel Rodrigo 22 Argentina

Moto3

7th

(as of Nov. 6)

TBA Riccardo Rossi 16 Italy

CEV Moto3

14th

(as of Nov. 6)

Marinelli Snipers Team 14 Tony Arbolino 18 Italy

Moto3

18th

(as of Nov. 6)

76 Makar Yurchenko 20 Kazakhstan

Moto3

28th

(as of Nov. 6)

PETRONAS Sprinta Racing 71 Ayumu Sasaki 18 Japan

Moto3

21st

(as of Nov. 6)

17 John Mcphee 24 U.K.

Moto3

14th

(as of Nov. 6)

Honda Team Asia 27 Kaito Toba 18 Japan

Moto3

22nd

(as of Nov. 6)

TBA Ai Ogura 17 Japan

CEV Moto3

6th

(as of Nov. 6)

SIC58 Squadra Corse 23 Niccolò Antonelli 22 Italy

Moto3

15th

(as of Nov. 6)

24 Tatsuki Suzuki 21 Japan

Moto3

12th

(as of Nov. 6)

◆ FIM Motocross World Championship Series (MXGP)

 

<MXGP: 450cc Class>

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
Team HRC ★ CRF450RW ★ 243 Tim Gajser ★ 22 Slovenia

MXGP

4th

5 Brian Bogers ★ 22 Netherlands

MXGP

37th

 

<MX2: 250cc Class>

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
Team HRC ★ CRF250RW ★ 10 Calvin Vlaanderen ★ 22

South

Africa

MX2

6th

 

◆ FIM Trial World Championship Series (TrialGP)

 

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
Repsol Honda Team ★ COTA4RT ★ 1 Toni Bou ★ 32 Spain TrialGP Champion
6 Takahisa Fujinami ★ 38 Japan TrialGP 6th

 

◆ Dakar 2019

 

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results

Monster Energy Honda Team

CRF450

RALLY

47

Kevin Benavides

29 Argentina

Dakar 2018

2nd

5

Joan Barreda

35 Spain

Dakar 2018

Entry

2

Paulo Goncalves

39 Portugal

Cross-Country Rally World

Championship 4th

15

Ricky Brabec

27 U.S.A.

Dakar 2018

Entry

10

José Ignacio Cornejo

24 Chile

Dakar 2018

10th

◆ FIM Superbike World Championship Series (WSBK)

 

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
TBA CBR1000RR SP2 TBA Leon Camier ★ 32 U.K.

WSBK

12th

TBA Ryuichi Kiyonari ★ 36 Japan JRR*5JSB1000 8th

*5 All Japan Road Race Championship series

 

◆FIM Endurance World Championship Series (EWC)

 

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
F.C.C. TSR Honda France

CBR1000RR

SP2

1 Freddy Foray 34 France

EWC

Champions

Josh Hook 25 Australia

EWC

Champions

Mike Di Meglio 30 France

EWC

2nd

Honda Endurance Racing Team 111 TBA

 

◆AMA SuperCross World Championship Series (SX)

 

<450SX: 450cc Class>

Team Machine No. Rider Age Nationality 2018 results
Team Honda HRC CRF450R 94 Ken Roczen 24 Germany

450SX

18th

14 Cole Seely 28 U.S.A.

450SX

17th