The Honda Racing Corporation commits to competing in Grand Prix racing through 2026.
Dorna Sports S.L., the promoter for MotoGP, announced that Honda will remain in the MotoGP paddock for another five years. Honda Racing Corporation extended its commitment to run from 2022 until 2026. Since the partnership began, over 100 different racers have piloted Honda motorcycles in competition. Throughout the years, Honda has earned 850 podium race finishes. In total, the Honda Racing Corporation has won 25 Rider World Championships which is more than any other manufacturer.
“First, I would like to express my respect and gratitude to Carmelo Ezpeleta and everyone at Dorna Sports for their hard work in organizing races during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am very pleased that we have renewed our contract to compete in MotoGP from 2022 to 2026. Honda has been competing in the FIM Grand Prix World Championship since 1959. And won its 800th Grand Prix last year. Honda believes MotoGP racing is vital to our motorsports activities. MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. It allows us to develop various technologies, and through fierce competition, teach our engineers and nurture their skills. With these engineers working on the development of production vehicles, Honda can create better products for its customers. Honda will continue to bring dreams and joy to its customers worldwide through its motorsports activities, including MotoGP.” – Noriaki Abe, Managing Officer, Motorcycle Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
“This important announcement brings great pride to MotoGP because Honda is one of the first names that comes to our mind when we think about motorcycling racing. The Japanese manufacturer has been such an important part of the past, present and future of the FIM MotoGP World Championship. And this renewal reinforces, even more, the commitment between both parties.” – Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports.