• Akira Narita, Toshiki Tomita, Chihiro Notsuka to Compete in Motocross of Nations

    Honda announced that Akira Narita, Toshiki Tomita and Chihiro Notsuka will represent Japan in the Motocross of Nations, to be held in Assen, the Netherlands on Sunday, September 29.


Akira Narita, Toshiki Tomita, Chihiro Notsuka to Compete in Motocross of Nations

September 5, 2019

Honda announced that Akira Narita (Team HRC), Toshiki Tomita (Team Honda HRC) and Chihiro Notsuka (Honda 114 Motorsports) will represent Japan in the inter-nation Motocross event, the Motocross of Nations (MXoN), to be held in Assen, the Netherlands on Sunday, September 29.

The 2019 Japan team consists of Narita, currently leading the IA1 class in the All Japan Motocross Championship (as of the end of Round 5), Tomita, competing in the AMA Motocross Championship 450MX class, and Notsuka, who races in the European Motocross Championship EMX250 class.

In the MXoN, Narita will compete in the MXGP class, Notsuka in the MX2 class, and Tomita in the MX Open class. Qualifying will be held on Saturday, September 28 in Assen, and the race will be held on the following day, September 29.

On September 2, a press conference announcing the team was held in Tokyo, at which Narita, Notsuka, and the Japan team manager Naoki Serizawa shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming MXoN.

For the latest information on the MXoN, visit the official MXGP site (https://mxgp.com).

Comments

Akira Narita | Team HRC

"I'll do my best to finish in the best position possible, as I'm representing Japan on a Japanese bike. It's a sand track, which we don't have in Japan, which makes it all the more challenging for me."

Chihiro Notsuka | Honda 114 Motorsports

"I'm competing in the European Motocross Championship, so I have the advantage of knowing the characteristics of European Motocross racing. As the youngest member of the team, I'll give it all the energy I've got."

Naoki Serizawa | Japan Team manager

"With our riders competing in Japan and around the world, we'll be completely prepared. We're not accustomed to deep sand, but will do everything we can to give Japan its best results yet."