Honda 2020 Motorsports Program Overview

January 10, 2020, Japan

Corporate

January 10, 2020 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its motorsports activities for the 2020 season and initiatives to expand the popularity of motorsports.

Since the days of its early period, Honda has been enhancing its technologies and human resources, and sharing the fun, joy and inspirational experiences with the fans and customers by competing in various races.

In 2020, Honda will continue to compete in the most prestigious motorcycle and automobile races in the world, including plans to compete in various races around the world. Everyone involved in Honda motorsports activities, including riders, drivers, engineers, mechanics and other team members, will work as one “Team Honda” and compete with full force.

Motorcycle activities

In the 2019 season, Honda won the championship in the premier classes of FIM*1 Grand Prix World Championship, FIM Motocross World Championship and FIM Trial World Championship.

In the 2020 season, Honda will compete with the factory teams of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and strive to win the championship in all three categories – road race, motocross and trial – for the second consecutive year. Moreover, as with previous years, the HRC factory team is currently participating in the Dakar Rally which moved its route from South America to Saudi Arabia this year.

In the MotoGP class of the FIM Grand Prix World Championship, Marc Márquez, the six-time World Champion who won the championship in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, will welcome Alex Márquez, the 2019 Moto2 Class Champion, to the Repsol Honda Team. With this new team structure, Honda will strive to capture the MotoGP “Triple Crown” for the fourth consecutive year.

In the FIM Superbike World Championship, Honda will compete with a new HRC factory team, Team HRC, with two riders, namely Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam, and with a new machine developed based on all-new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP.

In the MFJ All-Japan Championship, Honda will compete at the top class of the three categories, namely Road Race Championship (JRR), Motocross Championship (JMX) and Trial Championship (JTR) and strive to win consecutive championship titles in Motocross and Trial and regain the Road Race championship title to capture all three MFJ All-Japan Championship titles for the first time since 2017.

Moreover, Honda will continue to foster young riders. In road racing, in conjunction with Honda racing activities in Asia where people’s interest in motorcycle racing is growing rapidly, Honda strives to help young riders in this region to realize their dreams of competing in the MotoGP class. For the 2019 season, Honda will continue to support Honda Team Asia, which will compete in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes of MotoGP. Moreover, as an opportunity for young riders to step up, Honda will continue supporting riders competing in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship. In addition, Honda will continue to utilize IDEMITSU Asia Talent Cup (IATC) as a program designed to foster young riders to discover and foster more riders who can compete in world-class races.

In motocross racing, Honda will continue to host training sessions in Japan for team riders competing in the MFJ All-Japan Motocross Championship. Moreover, Honda also will continue its talent fostering programs which include providing opportunities for young riders with future potential to join training camps around the world and compete in MXGP races.

Automobile activities

In the FIA*2 Formula One World Championship (F1) where Honda competes as a power unit (PU) supplier, Honda won three race championships in the 2019 season. In the 2020 season, Honda will strive to win more races while continuing to supply power units with the same specifications to Scuderia AlphaTauri *3 and Red Bull Racing.

In addition, Honda will continue to support challenges taken by young Japanese drivers by enabling them to compete in the FIA Formula 2 Championship (F2) and the French F4 Championship operated by FFSA *4 Academy.

In Japan, Honda will strive to recapture the championship in the most prestigious races by introducing an all-new NSX-GT to the GT500 class of the SUPER GT Series, which will adopt new technical regulations in the 2020 season, and by changing the structure of teams competing in the Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship.

As for customer racing, in the race categories which feature machines based on mass-market models, Honda will take on challenges with each team by not only supplying machines, but also strengthening its support for the team so that each team can race more competitively.

Honda will supply CIVIC Type R-based racing machines, CIVIC TCR, for the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) which started in 2018 and the TCR series endurance races, which have been popular all around the world. Moreover, Honda will supply the NSX GT3 Evo to the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) which will be held on five continents as well as other GT championships and endurance races held in North America, Asia and Europe.

In North America, through Honda Performance Development (HPD), Honda will supply engines to 5 teams 13 cars which will compete in the IndyCar Series.

  • *1FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • *2FIA: Fédération Internationale de l‘Automobile
  • *3Renamed from Scuderia Toro Rosso
  • *4FFSA: Fédération Française du Sport Automobile

Overview of Honda Teams   As of January 10, 2020

<<Overview of Honda Participation in Motorcycle Racing>>

★ on a team name indicates a factory team of Honda, ★ on a machine name indicates a factory machine of Honda, ★ on a rider’s name indicates an HRC contract rider

Road Races

FIM Grand Prix World Championship (MotoGP)

<MotoGP>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Repsol Honda Team

RC213V

93

Marc Márquez

26

Spain

MotoGP
Champion

73

Alex Márquez

23

Spain

Moto2
Champion

LCR Honda IDEMITSU

30

Takaaki Nakagami

27

Japan

MotoGP
13th

LCR Honda CASTROL

35

Cal Crutchlow

34

U.K.

MotoGP
9th

FIM Superbike World Championship (SBK)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Team HRC

CBR1000RR-RW FIREBLADE SP

19

Alvaro Bautista

35

Spain

SBK
2nd

91

Leon Haslam

36

U.K.

SBK
7th

MIE Racing Althea
Honda Team

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

TBA

Takumi Takahashi

30

Japan

JRR*5JSB1000
2nd

TBA

TBA

-

-

-

*5 JRR: All Japan Road Race Championship

FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2018-2019 result

F.C.C. TSR Honda France

 

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

5

 

Josh Hook

27

Australia

EWC
2nd

Freddy Foray

35

France

Mike Di Meglio

31

France

EWC Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race

*Honda will announce the team competing in the EWC Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race as soon as the details are decided.

Motocross

FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP)

<MXGP class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Team HRC

CRF450RW

243

Tim Gajser

23

Slovenia

MXGP
Champion

43

Mitchell Evans

21

Australia

MX2
11th

Trial

FIM Trial World Championship (TrialGP)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Repsol Honda Team

COTA4RT

1

Toni Bou

33

Spain

TrialGP
Champion

3

Takahisa Fujinami

39

Japan

TrialGP
3rd

<<Japan>>

Road Races

MFJ*6 All-Japan Road Race Championship (JRR)

<JSB1000 class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

MuSASHi RT
HARC-PRO. Honda

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

634

Ryo Mizuno

21

Japan

JSB1000
4th

Keihin Honda Dream SI Racing

 

17

Ryuichi Kiyonari

37

Japan

SBK
19th

33

Kazuma Watanabe

29

Japan

JSB1000
6th

Honda Dream RT
Sakurai Honda

TBA

TBA

-

-

-

Team ATJ

TBA

TBA

-

-

-

<ST1000 class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO.

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE

 

634

Teppei Nagoe

22

Japan

J-GP2
Champion

Japan Post Honda Dream

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

TBA

Yuki Takahashi

35

Japan

JSB1000
20th

SDG Mistresa RT HARC-PRO.

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE

70

Ikuhiro Enokido

21

Japan

J-GP2
2nd

Keihin Honda Dream SI Racing

17

Kosuke Sakumoto

23

Japan

J-GP2
3rd

<ST600 class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Japan Post Honda Dream

CBR600RR

1

Tomoyoshi Koyama

36

Japan

ST600
Champion

MOTO BUM HONDA

54

Kota Arakawa

17

Japan

ST600
7th

BATTLE FACTORY

64

Yuta Date

21

Japan

ST600
11th

*6 MFJ: Motorcycle Federation of Japan

Motocross

MFJ All-Japan Motocross Championship (JMX)

<IA1 class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Honda Dream Racing Bells

CRF450R

 

400

Kei Yamamoto

28

Japan

IA1
Champion

Honda Dream Racing N.R.T.

982

Akira Narita

39

Japan

IA1
2nd

Honda Dream Racing
HAMMER

555

Chihiro Notsuka

23

Japan

EMX*7
39th

TEAM HAMMER

8

Yutaka Hoshino

33

Japan

IA1
8th

Bells Racing

44

Yohei Kojima

34

Japan

IA1
4th

T.E.SPORT

155

Gota Otsuka

23

Japan

IA1
5th

TBA

Kazunori Ono

20

Japan

IA1
18th

Team N.R.T.

322

Takumu Yokosawa

21

Japan

IA1
21st

TEAM KOHSAKA

TBA

Hakuryu Michiwaki

21

Japan

IA1
17th

TBA

Ukyo Michiwaki

25

Japan

IA2
9th

*7 EMX: Motocross European Championships

<IA2 class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TEAM HAMMER

CRF250R

TBA

Eiki Suzumura

20

Japan

IA2
6th

06

Yuki Kondo

18

Japan

IBO
6th

Bells Racing

TBA

Kainosuke Oshiro

20

Japan

IA2
7th

Team ITOMO

TBA

Yusuke Mori

21

Japan

IA2
14th

<Ladies class (LMX)>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

T.E. SPORT

CRF150R II

3

Manaka Kawai

17

Japan

LMX
3rd

5

Iroha Ono

17

Japan

LMX
5th

Team ITOMO

14

Nanami Katsumata

25

Japan

LMX
14th

Trial

MFJ All-Japan Trial Championship (JTR)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TEAM MITANI Honda

 

RTL300R

 

1

Tomoyuki Ogawa

43

JAPAN

IAS
Champion

※ on a rider’s name indicates HRC contract test rider

<<Asia>>

Road Races

FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC)

<ASB1000 class>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Honda Asia-Dream Racing
with SHOWA

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE

21

Zaqhwan Zaidi

24

Malaysia

ARRC ASB1000
3rd

31

Gerry Salim

22

Indonesia

CEV Moto2
17th

*Concerning the SS600 class and AP250 class, Honda will announce the details as soon as it has been decided.

<<North America>>

Motocross

AMA*8 Supercross, An FIM World Championship (450SX)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Team Honda HRC

CRF450R

10

Justin Brayton

35

U.S.A.

450SX
10th

94

Ken Roczen

25

Germany

450SX
4th

*8 AMA: American Motorcyclist Association

AMA Motocross Championship (450MX)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Team Honda HRC

CRF450R

23

Chase Sexton

20

U.S.A.

250MX
5th

94

Ken Roczen

25

Germany

450MX
2nd

<<Other Regions>>

Dakar Rally 2020

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Monster Energy
Honda Team

CRF450
RALLY

7

Kevin Benavides

31

Argentina

Dakar Rally
5th

9

Ricky Brabec

28

U.S.A.

Competed
in Dakar Rally

12

Joan Barreda

36

Spain

Competed
in Dakar Rally

17

José Ignacio Cornejo

25

Chile

Dakar Rally
8th

26

Aaron Mare

25

South Africa

Cross-Country Rally World Championship 19th

<<Motorcycle Racing Rider Development>>

FIM Grand Prix World Championship (MotoGP)

<Moto2>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

KALEX

27

Andi Farid Izdihar

22

Indonesia

ARRC SS600
5th

35

Somkiat Chantra

21

Thailand

Moto2
21st

<Moto3>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Honda Team Asia

NSF250RW

79

Ai Ogura

18

Japan

Moto3
10th

92

Yuki Kunii

16

Japan

CEV Moto3 7th

FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Asia Talent Team

NSF250RW

TBA

Takuma Matsuyama

15

Japan

IATC
2nd

TBA

Tatchakorn Buasri

19

Thailand

IATC
5th

TBA

Bill Van Eerde

17

Australia

Competed in CEV Moto3

Astra Honda Racing Team

TBA

Mario Aji

15

Indonesia

CEV Moto3
18th

<<Overview of Honda Participation in Automobile Racing>>

<<World Championships>>

FIA Formula One World Championship (F1)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda

10

Pierre Gasly

23

France

F1
7th

26

Daniil Kvyat

25

Russia

F1
13th

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

23

Alexander Albon

23

Thailand

F1
8th

33

Max Verstappen

22

Netherlands

F1
3rd

FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TBA

TBA

Esteban Guerrieri

34

Argentina

WTCR
2nd

TBA

Tiago Monteiro

43

Portugal

WTCR
20th

TBA

Nestor Girolami

30

Argentina

WTCR
7th

TBA

Attila Tassi

20

Hungary

WTCR
24th

Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TBA

 

30

Renger Van Der Zande

33

Netherlands

IMSA Dpi class
4th

Dane Cameron

31

U.S.A.

IMSA Dpi class
1st

Mario Farnbacher

27

Germany

IMSA GTD class
1st

Bertran Baguette

33

Belgium

GT500
6th

<<Japan>>

Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship (SF)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING

5

Naoki Yamamoto

31

Japan

SF
2nd

6

Nirei Fukuzumi

22

Japan

SF
7th

Threebond Drago CORSE

12

Tatiana Calderón

26

Colombia

FIA F2
22nd

TEAM MUGEN

15

Juri Vips

19

Estonia

FIA F3
4th

16

Tomoki Nojiri

30

Japan

SF
4th

REAL RACING

17

TBA

-

-

-

B-Max Racing with Motopark

50

Pietro Fittipaldi

23

Brazil

DTM*9
15th

51

Charles Milesi

18

France

Japanese F3
9th

TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

64

Tadasuke Makino

22

Japan

SF
16th

65

Toshiki Oyu

21

Japan

Japanese F3
4th

*9 DTM: Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

SUPER GT <GT500 class>

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

ARTA

8

Tomoki Nojiri

30

Japan

GT500
10th

Nirei Fukuzumi

22

Japan

GT300
Champion

TEAM MUGEN

16

Hideki Mutoh

37

Japan

GT500
15th

Ukyo Sasahara

23

Japan

F3 ASIA
Champion

KEIHIN REAL RACING

17

Koudai Tsukakoshi

33

Japan

GT500
6th

Bertrand Baguette

33

Belgium

Modulo Nakajima Racing

64

Takuya Izawa

35

Japan

GT500
10th

Hiroki Otsu

25

Japan

GT300
17th

TEAM KUNIMITSU

100

Naoki Yamamoto

31

Japan

GT500
8th

Tadasuke Makino

22

Japan

GT500
12th

SUPER GT <GT300 class>

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TEAM UPGARAGE

18

Takashi Kobayashi

32

Japan

GT300
22nd

Kosuke Matsuura

40

Japan

Modulo Drago CORSE

34

Ryo Michigami

46

Japan

GT300
17th

Jake Parsons

25

Australia

Super Taikyu
ST-TCR class 4th

ARTA

55

Shinichi Takagi

49

Japan

GT300
Champion

Toshiki Oyu

21

Japan

Japanese F3
4th

<<North America>>

IndyCar Series

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Chip Ganassi Racing

TBA

Scott Dixon

39

New Zealand
(Auckland)

IndyCar Series
4th

TBA

Felix Rosenqvist

28

Sweden (Varnamo)

IndyCar Series
6th

TBA

Marcus Ericsson

29

Sweden (Kumla)

IndyCar Series
17th

Andretti Autosport

TBA

Alexander Rossi

28

U.S.A. (California)

IndyCar Series
3rd

TBA

Ryan Hunter-Reay

39

U.S.A.
(Texas)

IndyCar Series
8th

TBA

Marco Andretti

32

U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)

IndyCar Series
16th

TBA

Zach Veach

25

U.S.A.
(Ohio)

IndyCar Series
18th

TBA

Colton Herta

19

U.S.A. (California)

IndyCar Series
7th

Rahal Letternan Lanigan Racing

TBA

Takuma Sato

42

Japan 
(Tokyo)

IndyCar Series
9th

TBA

Graham Rahal

31

U.S.A.
(Ohio)

IndyCar Series
10th

Michael Shank Racing

TBA

Jack Harvey

26

U.K. (Bassingham)

IndyCar Series
21st

Dale Coyne Racing

TBA

Alex Palou

22

Spain (Barcelona)

SF
3rd

TBA

TBA

-

-

-

<<Automobile Racing Driver Development>>

FIA Formula2 Championship (F2)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

Carlin

TBA

Yuki Tsunoda

19

Japan

FIA F3
9th

All-Japan Super Formula Lights (SFL)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TODA RACING

TBA

Teppei Natori

19

Japan

FIA F3
24th

French F4 Championship

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2019 result

TBA

TBA

Ren Sato

18

Japan

FIA F4
Champion

TBA

TBA

Ayumu Iwasa

18

Japan

SRS-Formula
Scholarship

<Suzuka Circuit Racing School>

For the purpose of developing riders and drivers who will become formidable contenders on the global motorsports stage, Mobilityland Corporation has been operating the Suzuka Circuit Racing School-Junior (SRS-Junior) for motorcycle riders since 1992, Suzuka Circuit Racing School-Kart (SRS-Kart) since 1993 and the Suzuka Circuit Racing School-Formula (SRS-Formula) since 1995 where top-class riders and drivers provide guidance as instructors. To date, these SRS programs have produced a number of outstanding riders and drivers who have been competing their respective motorcycle and automobile racing categories inside and outside Japan.

In the area of motorcycle racing, in 2016, SRS-Junior was renamed as SRS-Moto, and its rider development system and curriculum as well as the machines used in the program were renewed so that they are geared toward the development of riders who can compete at the level of world championships such as MotoGP.

In the area of automobile racing, SRS-Kart and SRS-Formula will maintain the structure established last year while having Takuma Sato and Shinji Nakano as Principal and Vice Principal, respectively, to further strengthen the environment to foster young drivers.

Honda initiatives to expand the popularity of motorsports

Honda has been making active efforts to expand the popularity of motorsports. In order to convey the fascination of motorsports to a broader range of people, Honda has been conducting various events and activities including ones that can be enjoyed more casually by those people who are not yet so familiar with motorsports.

<One-make race series sponsored by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC)>

HRC is hosting more than 400 one-make races a year at approximately 30 circuits throughout Japan under two categories of races with different purposes -- to simply enjoy motorsports and to foster future MotoGP riders.

The one-make race series hosted by HRC include HRC GROM Cup, CBR250R Dream Cup and CBR250RR Dream Cup, which features mass-market models, as well as the NSF100 HRC Trophy, which features the NSF100 a mass-market road racer of HRC and the HRC NSF250R Challenge which is designed to foster future MotoGP riders.

The one-make race series are being held at a number of circuits throughout Japan. In addition, HRC has been hosting some Japan-wide races (at Suzuka or Motegi) for riders who fulfill certain conditions and offering support for riders to step up through training classes. In other words, the HRC one-make race series have been a stage where participants can enjoy the races and/or strive to realize their dreams.

<Honda Sports & Eco Program>

In 2012, Mobilityland Corporation and M-TEC Co., Ltd. jointly started the Honda Sports & Eco Program, a participatory motorsports program, under the theme of “eco-friendly sports driving.” This program is designed to provide participants with a lighthearted experience of enjoying the fun of “driving, upskilling and competing,” behind the wheel of a rental Honda car with racing specifications provided to each participant through the program, toward the ultimate goal of promoting coexistence of the environment and sports driving. The program has been providing a four-step school program which enables motorsports beginners to strive for their racing debut with peace of mind as well as twice a year racing program for all levels of drivers. Moreover, the price structure of this program allows more people, including beginners and skilled sports drivers alike, to casually experience motorsports, making the program even more attractive to everyone.

<FIT 1.5 Challenge Cup>

As with last year, the FIT 1.5 Challenge Cup operated by Mobilityland Corporation, Okayama International Circuit Co., Ltd. and SUGO Co., Ltd., will be held at the Suzuka/Okayama Touring Car Championship and Motegi/Sugo Touring Car Championship this year as a quasi-domestic rank race approved by the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF).

<N-ONE OWNERS’ CUP>

N-ONE OWNERS’ CUP is a participatory motorsports program that utilizes the N-ONE mini-vehicle. With the aim of letting many motorsports fans including racing beginners actively take part, the N-ONE OWNERS’ CUP started in 2014, taking the form of a sprint race with commercially available vehicles licensed for public roads. With this existing concept that has proven popular, this motorsports event will again be held at eight circuits spread around Japan: Suzuka Circuit, Twin Ring Motegi, Okayama International Circuit, Fuji Speedway, Autopolis International Racing Course, Sportsland SUGO, Tokachi Speedway and Tsukuba Circuit. For these races, Honda will further enhance support provided to racing beginners.

<Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020>

Since 1981, Honda has hosted the Honda Eco Mileage Challenge, an event focused on the environment. Participants combine their creativity, freewheeling thinking and technology to create their own handcrafted vehicles, and then compete to see how far they can travel on one liter of fuel. This event will mark its 40th year in 2020, and the cumulative number of teams participated since 1981 has exceeded 14,000 teams. The Honda Eco Mileage Challenge is now held not only in Japan but also in Thailand, China and Vietnam.

Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020: Schedule in Japan

Schedule

Event name

Circuit

June 6 (Sat.)

34rd Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020 Suzuka

East Course,
Suzuka Circuit (Mie)

June 20 (Sat.)

12th Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020, Motegi

West Course,
Twin Ring Motegi (Tochigi)

Aug. 1 (Sat.): Practice runs
Aug. 2 (Sun.): Finals

36th Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020, Kyushu

Circuit Course,
HSR Kyushu (Kumamoto)

Oct. 3 (Sat.): Practice runs
Oct. 4 (Sun.): Finals

40th Soichiro Honda Cup
Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2020
National Competition

Super Speedway,
Twin Ring Motegi (Tochigi)

<MO-SPO Festival 2020 Suzuka – Motorsports Fan Thanks Day – >

On March 7 and 8, 2020 (Sat/Sun), Honda will participate in the MO-SPO Festival 2020 Suzuka – Motorsports Fan Thanks Day – which will be held for the purpose of facilitating mobility/motorsports culture to take deep roots, grow, become admired and gain popularity.

This year, a number of Japanese motorcycle and automobile manufacturers will participate as special contributors and there will be various content and opportunities for visitors to enjoy an exchange/experience with various machines, riders and drivers competing in the world’s top categories of racing. The content of the event will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

<Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2020>

To show its appreciation to motorsports fans, Honda will again host Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2020 at Twin Ring Motegi. The date and program details will be posted on the website as soon as they are available.

<For Reference: Main international races hosted by Mobilityland Corporation>

Mobilityland Corporation strives to contribute to the further growth of a motorsports culture in Japan by hosting various events and races.

Since its opening in 1962 as the first full-scale race course in Japan, Suzuka Circuit has hosted a large number and wide variety of racing events during its rich history spanning over 50 years. In 2019, the circuit hosted its 31st F1 Grand Prix. The circuit will host a multitude of events again in 2020, including the F1 Japanese Grand Prix as well as the Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race, which will be held as the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship. Other races to be hosted by Suzuka Circuit include the Suzuka 10 hours Endurance Race, which is positioned as a global unified race of the FIA-GT3 machines.

Twin Ring Motegi will continue hosting various races throughout the year including the FIM Grand Prix World Championship race, which has been a tradition since the early days of this circuit, and will host many more races and events including the FIM Trial World Championship.

Main international races to be hosted by Mobilityland

Category

Schedule

Title

Circuit

TrialGP

June 6-7
(Sat. – Sun.)

2020 FIM Trial World Championship
Round 2 STRIDER Japanese Grand Prix

Twin Ring Motegi
(Tochigi)

ARRC

June 26-28
(Fri. – Sun.)

2020 FIM Asia Road Racing Championship
Japan Round

Suzuka Circuit
(Mie)

EWC

July 16-19
(Thu. – Sun.)

2019-2020 FIM Endurance World Championship
Final Round The 43rd “Coca-Cola” Suzuka
8 hours Endurance Road Race

Suzuka Circuit
(Mie)

IGTC

August 20-23
(Thu.-Sun)

The 49th Summer Endurance
Suzuka 10 hours Endurance Race

Suzuka Circuit
(Mie)

F1

October 9-11
(Fri. – Sun.)

2020 FIA Formula One World Championship
Round 18 Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka Circuit
(Mie)

MotoGP

October 16-18
(Fri. – Sun.)

2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship
Round 17, Grand Prix of Japan

Twin Ring Motegi
(Tochigi)