Moto2

Honda announces riders for 2021 FIM Moto2 Idemitsu Honda Team Asia

Honda is participating in the FIM* MotoGP World Championship Moto2 class as IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia, to discover and nurture from the Asia region riders to compete at the highest levels.

Honda announces riders for 2021 FIM Moto2 Idemitsu Honda Team Asia

Honda is participating in the FIM* MotoGP World Championship Moto2 class as IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia, to discover and nurture from the Asia region riders to compete at the highest levels.

Honda has announced the riders who will compete in the 2021 season from this team.

For Idemitsu Honda Team Asia, Somkiat Chantra will continue to represent the Team. His teammate will be Ai Ogura, who change category after two successful seasons in Moto3, where one race to go is still fighting for World title this 2020. Hiroshi Aoyama will continue his role as team manager.

*FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme


Ai Ogura
Ai Ogura 79
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
"First of all, I want to thanks the support of all the sponsors and Team. Since 2019 we have an excellent technical package to make good results. We worked hard together. Before to arrive at the World Championship, I already thought that the perfect plan was to do two years in Moto3 before the next step. Now I could do it, and I'm pleased. It will be a new bike, with new rivals, difficult for sure but I'll try to work like now, step by step."

Somkiat Chantra
Somkiat Chantra 35
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
"Of course, I'm delighted to continue for the third year with this Team. I would like to thanks the support of Honda, Idemitsu, AP Honda and everyone who is helping me to grow as a rider into this fantastic Team. This year has been complicating because the level is extremely high. I'm improving a lot my lap times comparing to last year, but everybody is doing this step ahead. The only I can do is to promise that next year I will continue working harder."

Hiroshi Aoyama
Hiroshi Aoyama
IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia
"First of all, I would like to thanks Idemitsu and all our sponsors. We're pleased to continue the 2021 season in two World Championship categories. In Moto2 we will have Somkiat Chantra and Ai Ogura. We would like to see Chantra continuing in this category because this continuity gives him the possibility to show how competitive he can be because he has the speed, and the ability to manage these big bikes. We want to see how he can progress during the season. About Ogura, it's going to be a new challenge for him, coming from Moto3. It's going to be challenging for him, but we believe that he has enough speed and talent to compete in Moto2. In summary, we have a group of very young and talented riders, and we would like to see how can they perform and how can they ride the 2021 season."

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