14 Sau 2022 ID: 362125
URL Copied!

Honda 2022 Motorsports Program Overview

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. 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.”

[Motorcycle activities]

In the 2021 season, Honda snatched the overall win in the motorcycle division of the Dakar Rally 2021 for the second consecutive year with the first one-two finish since 1987. Also, Repsol Honda Team rider Toni Bou won an unprecedented 30thconsecutive world championship title by winning both the FIM*1 Trial World Championship and the FIM X-Trial World Championship.

In the 2022 season, Honda will compete with the factory teams*2 operated by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and strive to win the championship in the Dakar Rally 2022 currently in progress, in the premier classes of all three categories of the World Championship – road race, motocross and trial – as well as the FIM Superbike World Championship.
In addition to factory teams, Honda will support excellent satellite teams*3 which participate in World Championship races. Moreover, in Japan and many other countries and regions, teams formed by local Honda subsidiaries and dealers will participate and strive to win championship titles in road race, motocross and trial categories.  

Honda will continue to foster young riders. In the 2022 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 JuniorGP 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.

[Automobile activities]

In the FIA*4 Formula One World Championship (F1) where Honda competed as a power unit (PU) supplier, Red Bull Racing Honda driver Max Verstappen won the 2021 Drivers’ World Championship, Honda’s first Driver’s World Championship in 30 years, since Ayrton Senna won the title in 1991.

In the 2022 season, based on a request from the Red Bull Group, HRC will support Red Bull Powertrains which will supply the PU that employs Honda’s PU technologies to Scuderia AlphaTauri and Red Bull Racing.

Moreover, Honda will support participation of young Japanese derivers who are striving to compete in the pinnacle of world of automobile racing in the FIA Formula2 Championship (F2) and other races, following the footsteps of Yuki Tsunoda who will be competing in F1 with Scuderia AlphaTauri for the second consecutive year.

In Japan, Honda will strive to recapture the championship title in the GT500 class of the SUPER GT Series by launching the new model of NSX-GT. Moreover, Honda will make changes to the team structure and strive for consecutive wins in the Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship.

Honda will supply Civic Type R-based racing machines, Civic TCR, for the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) which will be in its 5th year and the TCR series and endurance races, which have been popular all around the world. Moreover, Honda will continue to supply the NSX GT3 Evo to the 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 17 cars with 6 teams which will compete in the IndyCar® Series. In the IMSA*5 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two teams will compete with ARX-05, the Acura brand machine supplied by HPD. 

  • *1FIM: Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • *2Factory team: A team operated by the manufacturer of the machine
  • *3Satellite team: A team that receives a machine/technological support from the manufacturer of the machine
  • *4FIA: Fédération Internationale de l‘Automobile
  • *5IMSA: International Motor Sports Association

■Overview of Honda Teams

As of January 14, 2022

<<Overview of Honda Participation in Motorcycle Racing>>

<<World Championship>>

FIM Grand Prix World Championship (MotoGP)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

Repsol Honda Team
*6

RC213V
*6

93

Marc Márquez
*6

28

Spain

MotoGP
7th

44

Pol Espargaro

30

Spain

MotoGP
12th

LCR Honda IDEMITSU

30

Takaaki Nakagami

29

Japan

MotoGP
15th

LCR Honda CASTROL

73

Alex Márquez

25

Spain

MotoGP
16th

  • *6☆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

FIM Superbike World Championship (SBK)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

Team HRC

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

7

Iker Lecuona

22

Spain

MotoGP
20th

97

Xavi Vierge

24

Spain

Moto2
11th

MIE Racing Honda Team

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

36

Leandro Mercado

29

Argentine

SBK
21st

35

Hafizh Syahrin

27

Malaysia

Moto2
28th

FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

F.C.C. TSR Honda France

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

5

Josh Hook

29

Australia

EWC
5th

Mike Di Meglio

33

France

Gino Rea

32

U.K.

EWC
11th

FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP)

MXGP

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

Team HRC

CRF450RW

243

Tim Gajser

25

Slovenia

MXGP
3rd

43

Mitchell Evans

23

Australia

MXGP

Team114

CRF450R

70

Ruben Fernandez

22

Spain

MX2
9th

MX2

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

Team114

CRF250R

427

Hakon Fredriksen

19

Norway

EMX250
5th

FIM Trial World Championship (TrialGP)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

Repsol Honda Team

Montesa
COTA 4RT

1

Toni Bou

35

Spain

TrialGP
Champion

38

Gabriel Marcelli

21

Spain

TrialGP
7th

FIM World Rally-Raid Championship (Dakar Rally 2022)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021 result

Monster Energy
Honda Team

CRF450
RALLY

2

Ricky Brabec

30

U.S.A.

Dakar Rally
Overall 2nd

7

Pablo Quintanilla

35

Chile

Dakar Rally
Overall 7th

11

José Ignacio Cornejo

27

Chile

Dakar Rally
DNF

88

Joan Barreda

38

Spain

Dakar Rally
DNF

<<Japan>>

MFJ*7All-Japan Road Race Championship (JRR)

JSB1000

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Honda Dream RT Sakurai Honda

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE

2

Sodo Hamahara

26

Japan

JSB1000
2nd

TOHO Racing

3

Ryuichi Kiyonari

39

Japan

JSB1000
3rd

SDG Honda Racing

5

Teppei Nagoe

24

Japan

JSB1000
5th

Murayama.Honda Dream.RT

7

Kosuke Akiyoshi

47

Japan

JSB1000
7th

Team ATJ

8

Satoru Iwata

35

Japan

JSB1000
8th

Astemo Honda Dream
SI Racing

TBA

Kosuke Sakumoto

25

Japan

ST1000
2nd

SDG Motor Sports RT HARC-PRO.

TBA

Ikuhiro Enokido

23

Japan

ST1000
4th

ST1000

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Astemo Honda Dream
SI Racing

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE

1

Kazuma Watanabe

31

Japan

ST1000
Champion

T.Pro.Innovation

10

Yuki Takahashi

37

Japan

ST1000
10th

TOHO Racing

TBA

Takuma Kunimine

23

Japan

ST600
6th

TBA

Hiromichi Kunikawa

40

Japan

JSB1000

ST600

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

T.Pro.Innovation

CBR600RR

2

Tomoyoshi Koyama

38

Japan

ST600
2nd

MOTO BUM HONDA

3

Kota Arakawa

19

Japan

ST600
3rd

8

Koki Suzuki

21

Japan

ST600
8th

15

Motoharu Ito

22

Japan

ST600
15th

SDG Motor Sports RT
HARC-PRO.

20

Toshiki Senda

18

Japan

ST600
20th

TN45 with MotoUP Racing Team

TBA

Taiga Hada

23

Japan

CEV Moto2
8th

TBA

Sho Nishimura

20

Japan

Red Bull Rookies Cup
18th

Team T2y

TBA

Tatsuya Yamaguchi

45

Japan

JSB1000
13th

Astemo Honda Dream
SI Racing

TBA

Muklada Sarapuech

28

Thailand

OR BRIC SBK
(SS600 SS1)
3rd

  • *7MFJ: Motorcycle Federation of Japan

MFJ All-Japan Motocross Championship (JMX)

IA1

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

TEAM HAMMER

CRF450R

5

Makoto Ogata

36

Japan

IA1
5th

Bells Racing

6

Yohei Kojima

36

Japan

IA1
6th

T.E.SPORT with GOSHI

7

Gota Otsuka

25

Japan

IA1
7th

TEAM KOHSAKA with CARVEK

14

Ukyo Michiwaki

27

Japan

IA1
14th

TEAM HAMMER
Honda Technical College

17

Yuta Ikegaya

32

Japan

IA1
17th

T.E.SPORT

19

Kazunori Ono

22

Japan

IA1
19th

TEAM KOHSAKA

20

Hakuryu Michiwaki

24

Japan

IA1
20th

Honda Dream Racing Bells

22

Kainosuke Oshiro

22

Japan

IA2
Champion

23

Yuki Okura

23

Japan

IA2
2nd

<IA2>

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

TEAM HAMMER
Honda Technical College

CRF250R

9

Eiki Suzumura

22

Japan

IA2
9th

Bells Racing

10

Taiga Yanase

16

Japan

IA2
10th

TKM motor sports Iwate

TBA

Takumu Yokosawa

23

Japan

IA1
9th

T.E.SPORT

TBA

Mizuki Negishi

23

Japan

IA2

06

Takato Otsuka

18

Japan

IB-OPEN
6th

TEAM HAMMER

08

Kazuki Fujii

17

Japan

IB-OPEN
8th

Ladies (LMX)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

T.E.SPORT

CRF150RⅡ

1

Manaka Kawai

19

Japan

LMX
Champion

4

Iroha Ono

19

Japan

LMX
4th

9

Ibuki Hamamura

15

Japan

LMX
9th

14

Kotono Yamazaki

13

Japan

LMX
14th

TEAM HAMMER

3

Mana Kubo

23

Japan

LMX
3rd

TBA

Juri Hatao

25

Japan

Team ITOMO

15

Nanami Katsumata

27

Japan

LMX
15th

MFJ All-Japan Trial Championship (JTR)

IA Super (IAS)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

TEAM MITANI Honda

RTL300R

1

Tomoyuki Ogawa

45

Japan

IAS
Champion

3

Seiya Ujikawa

19

Japan

IAS
3rd

<<Asia>>

FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC)

ASB1000

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE

21

Zaqhwan Zaidi

26

Malaysia

ASB1000
Canceled

31

Gerry Salim

24

Indonesia

ASB1000
Canceled

Astemo SI Racing with Thai Honda

TBA

Passawit Thitivararak

25

Thailand

OR BRIC SBK (SS600 SS1)
2nd

TBA

Kosuke Sakumoto

25

Japan

ST1000
2nd

<<Europe>>

British Superbike Championship (BSB)

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Honda Racing

CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP

2

Glenn Irwin

31

U.K.

BSB
8th

88

Ryo Mizuno

23

Japan

BSB
22nd

13

Takumi Takahashi

32

Japan

BSB
26th

68

Tom Neave

26

U.K.

National
Superstock
Champion

<<North America>>

AMA Supercross Championship

450SX

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Team Honda HRC

CRF450R

94

Ken Roczen

27

Germany

450SX
2nd

23

Chase Sexton

22

U.S.A.

450SX
12th

250SX

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Team Honda HRC

CRF250R

96

Hunter Lawrence

22

Australia

250SX West
2nd

18

Jett Lawrence

18

Australia

250SX East
3rd

AMA Pro Motocross Championship

450MX

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Team Honda HRC

CRF450R

94

Ken Roczen

27

Germany

450MX
3rd

23

Chase Sexton

22

U.S.A.

450MX
5th

250MX

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Team Honda HRC

CRF250R

96

Hunter Lawrence

22

Australia

250MX
3rd

18

Jett Lawrence

18

Australia

250MX
Champion

<<Overview of Honda Participation in Automobile Racing>>

<<World Championships>>

FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler

9

Attila Tassi

22

Hungary

WTCR
14th

18

Tiago Monteiro

45

Portugal

WTCR
17th

TBA

29

Nestor Girolami

32

Argentina

WTCR
11th

86

Esteban Guerrieri

36

Argentina

WTCR
6th

<<Japan>>

Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship (SF)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

TEAM MUGEN

1

Tomoki Nojiri

32

Japan

SF
Champion

DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING

5

Tadasuke Makino

24

Japan

SF
9th

6

Hiroki Otsu

27

Japan

SF
6th

ThreeBond Drago CORSE

12

Nirei Fukuzumi

24

Japan

SF
2nd

B-Max Racing

50

Nobuharu Matsushita

28

Japan

SF
8th

51

TBA

TCS NAKAJIMA RACING

64

Naoki Yamamoto

33

Japan

SF
13th

65

Toshiki Oyu

23

Japan

SF
5th

TEAM GOH

TBA

Ren Sato

20

Japan

SFL
3rd

TBA

TBA

SUPER GT <GT500 class>

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

ARTA

8

Tomoki Nojiri

32

Japan

GT500
2nd

Nirei Fukuzumi

24

Japan

TEAM Red Bull MUGEN

16

Ukyo Sasahara

25

Japan

GT500
16th

Toshiki Oyu

23

Japan

Astemo REAL RACING

17

Kodai Tsukakoshi

35

Japan

GT500
6th

Nobuharu Matsushita

28

Japan

GT500
8th

Modulo Nakajima Racing

64

Takuya Izawa

37

Japan

GT500
18th

Hiroki Otsu

27

Japan

TEAM KUNIMITSU

100

Naoki Yamamoto

33

Japan

GT500
3rd

Tadasuke Makino

24

Japan

GT500
4th

SUPER GT <GT300 class>

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

TEAM UPGARAGE

18

Takashi Kobayashi

34

Japan

GT300
25th

Kakunoshin Ohta

22

Japan

FIA-F4
5th

ARTA

55

Hideki Mutoh

39

Japan

GT500
19th

Iori Kimura

22

Japan

FIA-F4
3rd

<<North America>>

IndyCar Series

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Meyer Shank Racing

06

Hélio Castroneves

46

Brazil

IndyCar Series
22nd

60

Simon Pagenaud

37

France

IndyCar Series
8th

Chip Ganassi Racing

8

Marcus Ericsson

31

Sweden

IndyCar Series
6th

9

Scott Dixon

41

New Zealand

IndyCar Series
4th

10

Alex Palou

24

Spain

IndyCar Series
Champion

48

Jimmie Johnson

46

U.S.A.

IndyCar Series
26th

TBA

TBA

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

15

Graham Rahal

33

U.S.A.

IndyCar Series
7th

30

Christian Lundgaard

20

Denmark

IndyCar Series
37th

45

Jack Harvey

28

U.K.

IndyCar Series
13th

Dale Coyne Racing

18

David Malukas

20

U.S.A.

Indy Lights
2nd

51

Takuma Sato

44

Japan

IndyCar Series
11th

Andretti Autosport

26

Colton Herta

21

U.S.A.

IndyCar Series
5th

27

Alexander Rossi

30

U.S.A.

IndyCar Series
10th

28

Romain Grosjean

35

Switzerland

IndyCar Series
15th

TBA

TBA

Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport

29

Devlin DeFrancesco

21

Canada

Indy Lights
6th

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Wayne Taylor Racing

10

Ricky Taylor

32

U.S.A.

IMSA
2nd

Filipe Albuquerque

36

Portugal

IMSA
2nd

Will Stevens

30

U.K.

ELMS
3rd

Alexander Rossi

30

U.S.A.

IMSA
10th

Meyer Shank Racing

60

Tom Blomqvist

28

U.K.

WEC LMP2
2nd

Oliver Jarvis

38

U.K.

IMSA
3rd

Hélio Castroneves

46

Brazil

IMSA
22nd

Simon Pagenaud

37

France

IMSA
16th

<<Motorcycle Racing Rider Development>>

FIM Grand Prix World Championship (MotoGP)

Moto2

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

KALEX

35

Somkiat Chantra

23

Thailand

Moto2
18th

79

Ai Ogura

20

Japan

Moto2
8th

Moto3

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Honda Team Asia

NSF250RW

64

Mario Aji

17

Indonesia

CEV Moto3
12th

72

Taiyo Furusato

16

Japan

IATC Champion

FIM JuniorGP Moto3 Junior World Championship

Team

Machine

No.

Rider

Age

Nationality

2021
result

Honda Racing Thailand

NSF250RW

33

Tatchakorn Buasri

20

Thailand

CEV Moto3
24th

Astra Honda Racing Team

34

Fadillah Aditama

16

Indonesia

IATC
16th

<<Automobile Racing Driver Development>>

FIA Formula2 Championship (F2)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

DAMS

17

Ayumu Iwasa

20

Japan

FIA-F3
12th

French F4 Championship

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

TBA

Souta Arao

16

Japan

SRS-F
Scholarship

TBA

Yuto Nomura

16

Japan

SRS-F
Scholarship

Japanese Super Formula Lights(SFL)

Team

No.

Driver

Age

Nationality

2021
result

B-Max Racing

1

Iori Kimura

22

Japan

FIA-F4
3rd

TODA RACING

2

Kakunoshin Ohta

22

Japan

FIA-F4
5th

<Development of motorcycle riders and automobile drivers>

Honda will further strengthen the racing school and young rider/driver development programs Honda operates for the purpose of developing formidable contenders on the global motorsports stage. The Suzuka Circuit Racing School, which offers three curricula, namely Moto, Kart and Formula, will be renamed as the Honda Racing School (HRS). Along with the name change, Honda will enhance the range of rider/driver development categories where graduates of HRS will continue moving up. At the same time, collaboration among motorcycle and automobile categories will be strengthened to further increase the quality of development programs in each category.

In the area of motorcycle racing, since 2016, the junior rider development system and curriculum as well as the machines used in the program are being 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, Honda will further strengthen the environment to foster young drivers by offering development opportunities in formula races in Europe, FIA-F4 and Super Formula Lights in Japan, and other races through the Honda Formula Dream Project (HFDP).

Moreover, Honda will continue and strengthen its collaborative relationship with Red Bull in the area of driver development. In Europe, Honda and Red Bull as planed will jointly work to send Japanese drivers to French F4 in addition to FIA-F2 and F3.  

Furthermore, in Japan, Red Bull driver will become ambassador to HRS and teach the driving techniques of the world’s top level drivers directly to HRS students, supporting their goal to compete in top category races. In addition, Honda and Red Bull will continue to conduct the joint driver development program at the Japanese SUPER FORMULA Championship (SF). And starting in 2023, jointly with HPD, Honda will offer a scholarship program to invite top drivers who compete in the Formula Regional Americas Championship to the SF.

In conjunction with the renewal of the HRC logo, the HRS and HFDP logos also were renewed. 

HRS Logo

HRS Logo

New HFDP Logo

New HFDP Logo

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 one-make races 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.

N-ONE OWNER’S CUP

N-ONE OWNER’S CUP is a participatory motorsports program that utilizes the N-ONE mini-vehicle. With the aim of offering a race where more people including racing beginners can participate more casually and experience the joy of driving/operating their vehicles, the N-ONE OWNER’S 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 in 2022: Suzuka Circuit, Mobility Resort  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 2022

Since 1981, Honda has hosted the Honda Eco Mileage Challenge, where participants combine their creativity, freewheeling thinking and technology and compete to see how far their handcrafted vehicles can travel on one liter of fuel. The cumulative number of teams participating in the Honda Eco Mileage Challenge since 1981 has reached approximately 15,000 teams. The Honda Eco Mileage Challenge is being held not only in Japan but also in Thailand, China and Vietnam.

Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2022: Schedule in Japan

Schedule

Event name

Circuit

June 11(Sat.)

35th Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2022,
Suzuka

East Course,
Suzuka Circuit (Mie)

June 18(Sat.)

13th Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2022,
Motegi

West Course,
Mobility Resort Motegi (Tochigi)

Aug. 6(Sat.): Practice runs
Aug. 7(Sun.): Finals

37th Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2022,
Kyushu

Circuit Course,
HSR Kyushu (Kumamoto)

Nov. 26(Sat.): Practice runs
Nov. 27(Sun.): Finals

41st Soichiro Honda Cup
Honda Eco Mileage Challenge 2022,
National Competition

Super Speedway,
Mobility Resort Motegi (Tochigi)

Honda Racing THANKS DAY

To show its appreciation to motorsports fans, Honda will host Honda Racing THANKS DAY 2021-2022 on February 6, 2022 at Suzuka Circuit. Honda also is planning to host another Honda Racing THANKS DAY event after the end of the 2022 season. 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

As of March 1, 2022, Mobilityland Corporation will be renamed as Honda Mobilityland Corporation, and Twin Ring Motegi located in Motegi town in Tochigi prefecture, Japan will be renamed as Mobility Resort Motegi. In 2022, Honda Mobilityland Corporation will continue striving to contribute to the further growth of a motorsports culture in Japan by hosting various events and races.

In 2022, Suzuka Circuit will celebrate its 60th anniversary since it opened in 1962 as the first full-scale racecourse in Japan. The Suzuka Circuit will host a multitude of events again in 2022, including the F1 Japanese Grand Prix, where Yuki Tsunoda, in his second year competing as an F1 driver, is expected to show a great performance. Other races to be hosted by the Suzuka Circuit in 2022 include the Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race, which will be held as a part of the FIM Endurance World Championship.

Mobility Resort Motegi (currently Twin Ring Motegi) will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year and continue hosting various races and events throughout the year including the FIM Grand Prix World Championship (MotoGP) race, which has been a tradition since the early days of this circuit, as well as the FIM Trial World Championship (TrialGP).

Main international races to be hosted by Honda Mobilityland

Category

Schedule

Title

Circuit

TrialGP

May 21-22
(Sat. – Sun.)

2022 FIM Trial World Championship
Round 1 Japanese Grand Prix

Mobility Resort Motegi
(Tochigi)

EWC

August 4-7
(Thu. – Sun.)

2022 FIM Endurance World Championship
The 43rd Suzuka 8 hours Endurance Road Race

Suzuka Circuit
(Mie)

MotoGP

September 23-25
(Fri. – Sun.)

2022 FIM MotoGP World Championship
Round 17, Grand Prix of Japan

Mobility Resort Motegi
(Tochigi)

F1

October 7-9
(Fri. – Sun.)

2022 FIA Formula One World Championship
Round 19 Japanese Grand Prix

Suzuka Circuit
(Mie)

 
 

 

01 Total Items
No media available
1 Related Images
Media Contacts
Carmine Moscaritolo
Carmine Moscaritolo
Honda Motor Europe
Motorsport Communications Section Manager
United Kingdom