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Honda 2024 Motorsports Program Overview

TOKYO, Jan 19, 2024 – (JCN Newswire) – Honda announced its motorsports participation plans for the 2024 season. Motorcycle activities Despite winning the third round of the 2023 FIM*1 MotoGP World Championship MotoGP class at the Americas GP, the overall season was very disappointing for Honda. 2024 will see Luca Marini join the Repsol Honda

Honda 2024 Motorsports Program Overview

TOKYO, Jan 19, 2024 – (JCN Newswire) – Honda introduced its motorsports participation plans for the 2024 season.

Motorbike actions

Regardless of successful the third spherical of the 2023 FIM*1 MotoGP World Championship MotoGP class on the Americas GP, the general season was very disappointing for Honda. 2024 will see Luca Marini be part of the Repsol Honda Workforce, and Johann Zarco be part of the CASTROL Honda LCR crew. Honda goals to reinforce competitiveness of its racing bikes and regain the MotoGP title.

Within the FIM Trial World Championship TrialGP class, Toni Bou gained the 2023 championship reaching his seventeenth consecutive title, and mixed together with his seventeenth title victory within the X-Trial World Championship has gained 34 consecutive titles. Bou will tackle the problem to interrupt his personal unprecedented document in 2024.

Honda goals to attain carbon neutrality in all of its motorbike merchandise within the 2040s, and is engaged on the electrification of bikes because the mainstay of its future environmental technique, whereas persevering with to work on the evolution of inner combustion engines (ICEs). Carbon-neutral gas is being included in motorsports, as nicely. In 2023, Honda supported the introduction of carbon-neutral gas within the JSB1000 class of the MFJ*2 All Japan Highway Race Championship (JRR) and can accomplish that in MotoGP and FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) in 2024. Final yr, Honda made a spot entry within the All Japan Motocross Championship (JMX) with CR ELECTRIC PROTO, and is continuous consideration of coming into new electrical motorbike classes.

Vehicle Motorsports Actions

Within the 2023 FIA*3 System One World Championship (F1) season, Honda offered technical and advertising and marketing assist to Oracle Purple Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri as a crew associate. As technical assist, Honda Racing Company (HRC) manufactured parts aside from the facility unit (PU) ESS*4 which it provided to Purple Bull Powertrains*5 and supported PU operations all through the season. This partnership helped Oracle Purple Bull Racing win the Constructors’ and Drivers’ titles with an awesome 21 wins out of twenty-two races. Honda will proceed the identical partnership with each groups in 2024, its sixtieth anniversary*6 of F1 actions, aiming for even higher heights. Honda can even proceed to assist the actions of Yuki Tsunoda, who’s coming into his fourth yr in F1.

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In Japan, Honda goals to regain the SUPER GT sequence*7 GT500 class for the primary time since 2020 by introducing the brand new CIVIC TYPE R-GT primarily based on the CIVIC TYPE R, and recruiting gifted younger drivers.

As well as, Ayumu Iwasa, a Honda-trained driver who achieved good ends in the FIA System Two Championship (F2) final yr, will transfer as much as the All-Japan Tremendous System Championship (SF) with a view to F1 participation sooner or later. Honda will assist this transfer and place the Japanese SF as a class that results in world-class formulation races similar to F1, and just like the SUPER GT sequence, will actively promote younger drivers and encourage their participation within the sequence.

In North America, Honda Efficiency Growth (HPD), which has been answerable for Honda’s racing actions within the area, has been renamed to Honda Racing Company USA (HRC-US) in January 2024, and can intention to reinforce Honda’s car motorsports growth on a world scale. In 2024, HPD will provide 5 groups competing within the IndyCar Sequence with engines by HRC-US. As well as, two Acura-branded ARX-06 vehicles provided by HRC-US will compete within the IMSA*8 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the brand new HRC brand. HRC in Japan and HRC-US will work collectively to additional improve Honda’s racing actions on a world scale.

(1) FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
(2) MFJ: Motorbike Federation of Japan
(3) FIA: Fédération Internationale de l’Vehicle
(4) ESS: Vitality Storage System, a battery system that shops recovered electrical vitality
(5) Purple Bull Powertrains, a Purple Bull Group firm manufactures F1 PUs, and manufactures and operates ESS’ for present mannequin PUs.
(6) Counting from Honda’s first participation in F1 on the German Grand Prix in August 1964
(7) SUPER GT sequence is organized and operated by GTA Co., Ltd.
(8) IMSA: Worldwide Motor Sports activities Affiliation

For extra data, go to https://international.honda/en/newsroom/information/2024/c240119eng.html.

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