Every year, race fans flock to Daytona Beach, FL, for one of the biggest and most fun events of the season: Daytona Bike Week. To boost that fun factor even higher, Honda has established the Honda Daytona Kick-Off Party as one of the must-do happenings during Bike Week.
Torrance, CA: Nearly 54,500 fans filled AT&T Stadium-home of the Dallas Cowboys-Saturday night in Arlington, TX, to watch not only the seventh round of the Supercross series, but also the opening round of the Eastern Regional 250SX class. It was an exciting night for Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia who landed on the podium with a solid third-place finish.
Honda recently announced a new 2014 Montesa Honda Cota 4RT Repsol Edition trials bike. Honda explains the bike as having “the pedigree of a World Championship trials machine with the engineering and reliability of a Honda.” Honda says the bike is ideal for both serious competitors and weekend trials riders.
JCR Honda’s Colton Haaker is headed out to challenge the 2014 King of The Motos in Johnson Valley, CA this weekend. King of the Motos is working toward its goal to be the toughest extreme enduro race in the United States.
The Rally Dakar 2014 has run its course. It was a fight to the finish for the TEAM HRC riders as the 36th edition of the world’s toughest race drew to a close. Hélder Rodrigues finished the highest of the Honda riders in fifth place, with Joan Barreda in seventh with five stage victories under his belt. All the Honda CRF450 RALLYs finished the gruelling rally with the same engines, signalling a huge success for the brand and highlighting the machine’s great potential.
Torrance, CA: American Honda announces the continuation of the Red Riders Rewards program for 2014, with more than $5 million in earnings available to racers. The Red Rider Rewards program will provide Honda owners with opportunities to earn payouts at more than 1500 races in 2014 across the United States, including motocross, off-road events, dirt track, ATV and road racing.
Some exciting changes for the 2014 season include:
- Revamped off-road program with the addition of new series
It was a troublesome stage for TEAM HRC in Copiapo, where Helder Rodrigues finished fourth and Javier Pizzolito tenth, on a day which Joan Barreda’s chances of taking a podium place in Valparaiso ended.
The penultimate day of the Rally Dakar was played out first over rocky terrain before reaching a 150 km stretch of dunas outside Copiapó. Towering dunes in which one had to pay strict attention to the navigation.
Portuguese rider Hélder Rodrigues rode into Copiapó aboard his Honda CRF450 RALLY in fourth place. ‘Estrelinha’ now lies in fifth overall place just ten minutes away from a final place on the podium. Rodrigues will battle it out every inch of the way before the race winds up in Valparaíso tomorrow.
It was a fourth stage win for Joan Barreda in the 2014 Rally Dakar, and a fifth victory for the Honda CRF450 RALLY, as the team completed the double with Hélder Rodrigues coming in second. Javier Pizzolito ends in 8th place.
The tenth stage of the epic Rally Dakar proved to be a really long but fruitful one for the Honda riders who stole the top two positions on the CRF450 RALLY. Joan Barreda dominated the Antofagasta stage with Hélder Rodrigues finishing the 688 km course behind him.
Torrance, CA: American Honda and Johnny Campbell Racing (JCR) are pleased to announce a multi-year sponsorship agreement that will see JCR Honda competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), the largest and one of the most prestigious off-road racing series in the U.S.
“For us, it’s really all about new challenges,” said Ray Conway Motorcycle Race Director. “Honda has dominated the SCORE series for decades, and has won the Baja 1000 23 times, including the last 17 consecutive events. JCR has spearheaded this effort for years, and Johnny has a long record of victories in Baja, including 11 Baja 1000 wins. Now it’s time for us to look for new challenges, just as Honda has with our recent involvement in the world rally championship, and the GNCC series is one of the most professional and competitive off-road series here in the U.S.”
Torrance, CA: The action continued this past Saturday for round two of the 2014 Supercross series at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix, AZ, and 49,834 race fans were on hand to witness Justin Barcia claim fifth place aboard his Team Honda Muscle Milk CRF450R. In the 250 competition, Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne landed on the podium for the second week in a row with a third-place finish.
With a second in both qualifying practice and his heat race, Barcia lined up on the gate for the main event confident and ready for battle. He blasted off the line to a decent start, worked his way into second at one point, but then succumbed to small mistakes that ultimately pushed him back to fifth.