Honda 2022 Motorsports Program Overview

January 14, 2022 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today held a press conference about motorsports activities and teams for the 2022 season.

Honda 2022 Motorsports Program Overview

Following is the 2022 motorsport program overview and a summary of a speech by Toshihiro Mibe, Director, President and Representative Executive Officer.

Toshihiro Mibe, Director, President and Representative Executive Officer Honda Motor co., Ltd.

“From the days of its founding, Honda has grown up as a company with racing and has been developing its people and technologies through racing. The Honda “racing spirit,” which has served as the basis for Honda’s commitment to winning in pursuit of its dreams, has been handed down from the company founder to the Honda associates of today, while overcoming a number of difficult challenges taken on by past generations of Honda associates. In that sense, motorsports is a major embodiment of Honda corporate culture. Always keeping that in mind, Honda will continue this challenge by racing in a variety of categories in the 2022 season.

In order to strive to make motorsports sustainable and more attractive for everyone, we will take on challenges in other areas such as carbon-neutral fuels and combustion technologies, in addition to electrification. Technologies we refine through motorsports will be incorporated into various products, not only for motorsports, which will continue to support future Honda.

Starting this season, Honda will further strengthen its motorsports operation and capability by adding automobile racing activities to Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), which has been operating Honda’s motorcycle racing activities. This will enable Honda to achieve mutual collaboration of the technologies and know-how Honda has amassed in the respective areas of motorcycle and automobile racing and increase the efficiency of motorsports operations. With this change, Honda will conduct its motorsports activities with a goal to establish itself as an even stronger racing brand, through which Honda will establish a robust foundation that ensures continuous inheritance of motorsports as part of Honda DNA.

In order to fulfill the expectations of motorsports fans and Honda fans and customers all around the world, we will continue devoting our energy to motorsports, through the “new” HRC that integrates our motorcycle and automobile racing activities. Moreover, Honda will continue taking on new challenges so that we can continue sharing dreams and exciting and inspirational moments with our fans and customers.”

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