Honda have announced a contract extension which sees them compete in MotoGP until 2026.
Honda, who are one of the most successful manufacturers of all time have extended their contract in MotoGP with Dorna Sports S.L from 2022 to 2026. Their journey began in 1954 when Soichiro Honda entered Honda into the Isle of Man TT in the 250cc class and became the first Japanese rider and manufacturer combination in the series.
Since then, the Japanese manufacturer has amassed 100 different race winners and more than 800 winners with 25 rider world titles in the premier class which is more than anyone else in history.
Noriaki Abe, Managing Officer, Motorcycle Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd: “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.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta | CEO, Dorna Sports S.L.
“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.”
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