Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) has signed a sponsorship agreement with Ai Ogura for the 2024 season of the FIM*1 Moto2 World Championship.
With this, HRC will continue to support Ai Ogura, who will compete in the Moto2 class in the 2024 season with the MT Helmets - MSI team.
Ai Ogura, 22 years old, from Saitama, Japan, debuted as a wildcard in the Moto3 class in 2018 and scored his first points. In 2019 he began his full participation in the world championship with Honda Team Asia, finishing 10th overall. In 2020 he was 3rd overall.
In 2021, Ogura moved up to the Moto2 class, finishing the season 8th overall. In 2022, he won three races, including Round 6 (Japan), promoting him to 2nd overall. In 2023, he broke his left wrist pre-season, but has since achieved two podium finishes and currently sits 12th*2 in the rankings.
*1 Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
*2 As of September 24, 2023 (end of Round 13, India)