• Honda Achieves 750 Road Racing World Grand Prix Wins

    On April 8, Honda extended its FIM Road Racing World Championship record to 750 wins at Round 2, the Argentine Grand Prix, held at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo. Honda extended its record-setting achievement on the 70th anniversary of its competing in the Road Racing World Championship.


Honda Achieves 750 Road Racing World Grand Prix Wins

April 9, 2018

Honda Achieves 750 Road Racing World Grand Prix Wins

On April 8, Honda extended its FIM*1 Road Racing World Championship record to 750 wins*2 at Round 2, the Argentine Grand Prix, held at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo. Honda extended its record-setting achievement on the 70th anniversary of its competing in the Road Racing World Championship.

Honda recently achieved its 749th victory when Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) won in the lightweight Moto3 class at the 2018 season-opener in Qatar. In the following round in Argentina, it was Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda CASTROL) in the MotoGP class who scored Honda’s milestone 750th win, taking his RC213V to victory from starting 10th on the grid.

Since August 9, 2015 when Honda won its 700th motorcycle grand prix, Honda has won 22 races in the premier MotoGP class and 28 races in the Moto3 class. In the MotoGP class, Honda has claimed the most titles, with 42 riders and constructors titles, including the most victories in a season*3, when it won every race in the 1997 season.

In 1954 Soichiro Honda, Honda’s founder, declared that Honda would race in the Isle of Man TT race, the premier world championship road racing class at the time, aiming to become the world’s best. In 1959, Honda became the first Japanese motorcycle manufacturer to compete in the race. The following year, Honda also began participation in the 125cc and 250cc classes. Since then, 90 riders have fought for Honda on the world premier stage, accumulating win after win.

Since Tom Phillis (Australia) gave Honda its first victory in the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix in 1961, many riders, engineers, sponsors and fans have supported Honda in achieving an unprecedented milestone. Racing is Honda’s driving force, honing its technologies and associates on the world stage. Its racing spirit and technologies find their way to many Honda products, contributing to mobility that is easily recognized as Honda.

Honda, through its products, services and motorsports activities, will advance its passion to realize with its customers “The Power of Dreams.”

  • *1FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • *2Honda research based on FIM data
    Moto2 races from 2010 not counted, as all Moto2 bikes use Honda engines
    In Moto3, 2012 FTR Honda (using NSF250R engines) results are not counted
  • *3Honda won 15 rounds in 1997 and 2003

<Victory Milestones>

Win Date Rider Class Round Venue
1st April 23, 1961 Tom Phillis 125㏄ Spain Montjuic
50th August 10, 1963 Jim Redman 250㏄ United Kingdom Dundrod
100th June 25, 1966 Mike Hailwood 250㏄ The Netherlands Assen
150th June 11, 1984 Freddie Spencer 500㏄ France Paul Ricard
200th April 10, 1988 Jim Phillis 250㏄ USA Laguna Seca
250th August 12, 1990 Carlos Cardús 250㏄ Sweden Anderstorp
300th June 27, 1992 Àlex Crivillé 500㏄ The Netherlands Assen
350th July 24, 1994 Loris Capirossi 250㏄ United Kingdom Donington
400th October 6, 1996 Haruchika Aoki 125㏄ Brazil Rio
450th September 6, 1998 Tomomi Manako 125㏄ Italy Imola
500th April 8, 2001 Valentino Rossi 500㏄ Japan Suzuka
550th June 15, 2003 Dani Pedrosa 125㏄ Spain Catalunya
600th October 16, 2005 Dani Pedrosa 250㏄ Australia Phillip Island
650th June 30, 2012 Casey Stoner MotoGP The Netherlands Assen
700th August 9, 2015 Marc Marquez MotoGP USA Indianapolis
750th April 8, 2018 Cal Crutchlow MotoGP Argentina Termas de Río Hondo