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2014-02-10 13:45

HONDA LOOKING FOR SUCCESS: Honda will put more power behind its motorcycle and automobile motorsport activities in 2014. Image: Honda

TOKYO, Japan - Honda will put more power behind its motorcycle and automobile motorsport activities in 2014 a d add emphasis to racing.

Its motorcycle racing factory works teams, as team HRC, will enter four categories: road racing, motocross, trials and rally.

In MotoGP, the Repsol Honda Team will reunite winning riders Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa. Honda will  also supply machines to two satellite teams, making a total of three teams and four riders.

Honda Motor Europe  will continue to support the Pata Honda World Superbike Team which will compete in the championship with the CBR1000RR and two riders - Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam.

MORE SUCCESS WANTED

There will also be progression towards F1 and strengthening research and development into automobile racing operations.

In preparation for Honda’s participation in Formula 1 from 2015, and to strengthen its global automobile racing programmes, the motorsport development team has moved to a new facility in Sakura City, Tochigi.

Engineers started working in this new facility in January 2014 where development of the new F1 power unit continues to make "encouraging progress".


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