Honda announces its plans for the 2021 FIM championships
The brand looked back upon the 2020 year in terms of its motorsport activities, and introduced the next year’s athletes, across categories, for its various global motorsport campaigns
Honda announced its plans for participation in the FIM motorcycle motorsports world championship racing series for the 2021 season and the Dakar Rally 2021 through an online event held by the brand. Honda aims to win the world’s major titles through its Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) -operated factory teams (like the Repsol Honda MotoGP team), and its satellite teams (like the LCR Honda Castrol/Idemitsu MotoGP teams).
In 2021, Honda has its eyes set on each premier class in road, motocross and trial championships. HRC will also compete in premier production bike racing series, the FIM Superbike World Championship series, and aim to defend its Dakar crown in the 2021 edition.
The category-wise classification of riders across disciplines, as well as their performance in the respective 2020 season is as follows:
In 2020, Ricky Brabec gave Honda its first Dakar victory in 31 years by winning the Dakar Rally 2020, held for the first time in Saudi Arabia. In the FIM Road Racing World Championship series, in which Honda has participated since 1959, Jaume Masia won the Moto3 class race in Round 12, giving Honda its 800th victory in the series. In the premier class of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Tim Gajser claimed back-to-back titles for his third overall championship, and in the FIM Trial World Championship, Toni Bou won his 14th premier class title in as many years.
In the FIM Endurance World Championship series, Yuki Takahashi, winner of the new ST1000 class in the 2020 MFJ All Japan Road Racing Championship (JRR), will join F C C TSR Honda France. In the AMA SuperCross World Championship 450SX class, American Honda’s factory team Team Honda HRC will continue to race.