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Clarke crowned Australia's firt Superstock 1000 A Champion

Honda rider, Brendan Clarke has been crowned the inaugural Australian Superstock 1000 A Champion after wrapping up the title in difficult conditions at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains Raceway on the weekend.



Honda 1-2-3 in ASBK

Honda motorcycles have dominated the 2010 ASBK Championship with three riders from three separate Honda teams wrapping up a spectacular championship 1-2-3 in the season finale at Tasmania's Symmons Plains Raceway, this weekend.



MotoGP Riders Visit Honda HQ in Tokyo

Honda's six riders in the MotoGP World Championship today visited the headquarters of Honda Motor Company in Tokyo and also dropped in on the main offices of Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) in advance this weekend's Grand Prix of Japan.



First top-level championship for Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade with Combined ABS

After eight race weekends and a total of 16 races, Karl Muggeridge and the Holzhauer Racing Promotion Honda squad secured the IDM Superbike Championship and in doing so made history. This championship victory marks the first for the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade with Combined ABS.



Honda's Maxwell secures Moto2 ride at Phillip Island

Honda Australia is very pleased to be supporting Victorian Superbike rider Wayne Maxwell in his first ride in the Moto2 class with the Italian Matteoni Racing Team at this year's Phillip Island MotoGP.



Maxwell tops Honda dominated podium at ASBK Phillip Island

Honda riders dominated the podium at round six of the Australian Superbike Championships held at a rainy Phillip Island, with Demolition Plus GAS Honda's Wayne Maxwell taking away a hard earned round win after an intense on track battle with compatriot rider Bryan Staring (Cougar Bourbon Honda).



Maxwell holds tight to seccond spot after ASBK Round Five

Demolition Plus GAS Honda’s Wayne Maxwell retained his third place overall in the Australian Superbike Championships after a tough, but fruitful weekend of racing held at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich.



Double Win And One/Two For HM Plant Honda At Mallory

The HM Plant Honda team celebrated its best results of the season so far at the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship at Mallory Park today, as Ryuichi Kiyonari doubled up on race wins, just ahead of team-mate Josh Brookes who took two second places.



Josh and HM Plant Honda Double Up On Victories at Silverstone

HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes doubled up on victories in the National Superstock 1000 Championship this afternoon in front of over 70,000 fans at Silverstone, for the two-wheel British Grand Prix, when he thundered his Honda Fireblade near to standard Superstock machine to his second win of the weekend.



Maxwell finishes fifth at first time Suzuka 300

Wayne Maxwell finished in an impressive fifth position overall at the Suzuka 300 this weekend on board his Sakurai Team Honda CBR1000RR.



Hutchinson makes history with five wins in a week at the Isle of Man TT races

Ian Hutchinson made history on Friday when he became the first man to win 5 TT Races in a week after clinching a shortened 4-lap Dainese Senior race in what was a dramatic day's racing on the Isle of Man.



Maxwell third overall at ASBK Round Three

After dominating qualifying and taking out the Superpole honours at round 3 of the Australian Superbike Championships, Demolition Plus GAS Honda's Wayne Maxwell piloted his CBR1000RR into third place in both races of the Queensland meeting.



Ian Hutchinson wins thrilling opening race at 2010 Isle of Man TT

Ian Hutchinson won a drama-filled and heavily delayed PokerStars Superbike race today. The Padgetts Honda rider came home over 33 seconds clear of Michael Dunlop with Cameron Donald clawing his way back from 13th to claim third.



Honda's Maxwell on the pace for Queensland and Suzuka

Demolition Plus GAS Honda Racing's Wayne Maxwell will suit up for round three of the Viking Group Australian Superbike Championships at Queensland Raceway this weekend, fresh off the news that he has been selected to ride in this year's Suzuka 300 and Suzuka 8 hour race in Japan.



Maxwell Maintains Championship Lead

Demolition Plus GAS Honda Racing’s Wayne Maxwell has maintained his championship points lead after a solid performance at Hidden Valley Raceway in a very hot and humid Darwin.



Official Respol Honda Team Site Opens

Honda has opened the official Repsol Honda Team site, providing the latest team / machine details and updates on the team's assault on the MotoGP World Championship.



Rea Takes A Podium Finish And Goes Sixth Overall

Jonathan Rea (Hannspree Ten Kate Honda CBR1000RR) looked on course for two podium finishes at Portimao but had to settle for one, securing third in the opener then being forced out of the second 22-lap contest.



Mouth-Watering Entry Assembled For 2010 Isle Of Man TT Races

With less than 75 days to go before the first practice session for the 2010 Isle of Man TT Races, thoughts are already turning towards the opening Superbike race on Saturday 5th June and with the entry list ammassed for this years event it's clear we're all in for another set of mouth-watering, highly competitive set of races, both on two wheels and three.



Honda Mounted Maxwell Dominates 2010 ASBK Opener

Demolition GAS Honda’s Wayne Maxwell has won the opening round of the 2010 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Phillip Island this past weekend, taking a clean sweep of the points ahead of fellow Honda rider Bryan Staring who claimed 38 points to make it a Honda 1-2 on the podium at day’s end.



Cougar Bourbon Honda’s Bryan Staring 2nd In Round 1 Of Viking Group ASBK

Cougar Bourbon Honda’s Bryan Staring has claimed 2nd overall in the first round of the Viking Group ASBK at Phillip Island's infamous race track this past weekend.



New Season And New Opportunities For Honda Riders

The World Superbike Championship gets off to its traditional early start once again, with the first of 13 rounds beginning at magnificent 4.445km Phillip Island circuit, 130km southeast of Melbourne, on Sunday 28th February.



Gas Honda And Demolition Plus Team Up For ASBK

Following on from a successful partnership at The Bel Ray 6 Hour race last November, Demolition Plus has confirmed their support of GAS Honda Racing in this year’s Australian Superbike Championships.



G.A.S. Honda's Maxwell On The Pace At Season's First Test

G.A.S. Honda's Wayne Maxwell piloted his new CBR1000RR race bike into a solid second position at last week's first official test session of the season.



Maxwell And Winzer Team Up For G.A.S. Honda

Honda Dealer Geoff Winzer and Wayne Maxwell have signed on the dotted line for the Victorian rider to compete on board a G.A.S. Honda CBR1000RR in this year’s field of the Australian Superbike Championships.



Honda The Victor At Oran Park’s Farewell Six Hour

The last ever motorcycle race at Oran Park, NSW proved to be a winner for Honda with the Demolition Plus team of Craig Coxhell, Russell Holland and Gareth Jones taking out the iconic 6 Hour on board their Honda CBR1000RR’s last weekend.



Honda And Repsol Confirm Renewal Of Their Partnership

HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) is very pleased to announce that it has reached a new agreement with Repsol to continue as the title sponsor of the factory Honda Team in MotoGP.



Pedrosa And Dovizioso Third And Fourth At Misano

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) and Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) marked today’s announcement that they will continue with the team next season with solid third and fourth-place results in the San Marino Grand Prix held at Misano Adriatico, Italy, today.



Dovizioso Takes Fourth In Dramatic Indianapolis GP

Repsol Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso came within half a second of a podium finish today at the Indianapolis Grand Prix as he converted eighth on the grid into a strong fourth place at the finish.



Allerton Maintains ASBK Series Lead After Eastern Creek Podium

Current Australian Superbike Champion Glenn Allerton has maintained his series lead in the 2009 championship chase after scoring a race victory on his way to finishing second overall for the round at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway on 7-9 August.



HRC President Meets The Media At BRNO

Mr Tetsuo Suzuki, the new HRC President and the Managing Director of Honda R&D, today met with the MotoGP media for the first time ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.



HM Plant Honda Takes 1-2 In Superbike TT Race

HM Plant Honda's outstanding road race pairing of John McGuinness and Steve Plater led the honours for Honda today with a stunning 1-2 finish in the TT Superbike race.



Honda Celebrates 50 Years Of Racing At Isle Of Man TT Today

Honda has plenty to celebrate today as the manufacturer celebrates 50 years of racing at the cornerstone circuit of their racing activities – the Isle of Man TT in the United Kingdom.


May 25 2009

Shannon Johnson is Back!

The 2009 Woodstock Bourbon Australian Superbike Championship will see an exciting new entry into the series at Round 3 in Queensland with the return of Shannon Johnson aboard a CBR600RR.


May 25 2009

Honda’s MD250H Made For Young Racers

Honda Australia’s Moriwaki designed 250cc GP Mono race bike - the MD250H – is once again competing on tracks across the country as young riders take on the various junior Australian series circuits.


May 22 2009

ASBK on OneHD Saturday 23rd May @ 11.15pm

The 2009 Woodstock Bourbon ASBK Championship preview show will screen on OneHD on Saturday 23rd May @ 11.15pm (after the Formula 1 Qualifying).


May 21 2009

Back in Action for a Double Header!

It has been many months since the last Superbike race was held in the Woodstock Bourbon Australian Superbike Championship after Round 2 was halted in Tasmania. The passing of Judd Greedy at that event remains in all our minds and his family are in our thoughts as we move on in the 2009 season of racing.


May 20 2009

Oran Park Next Event On Alex Gobert’s RRPA Rider Training Calendar in June

The tight and technical Oran Park Circuit in New South Wales will be the venue for the next Road Race Performance Academy rider training program, run by former international road racer and renowned magazine test rider Alex Gobert.


May 19 2009

Entries Still Open for Honda Red Riders Cup @ QLD Raceway

Round 3 of the Australian Superbike Championship at Queensland Raceway will mark the debut for the new Honda Red Riders National Cup, 150cc 4-stroke Class entries will remain open until Friday 22nd of May, so if you haven't entered yet, now's your chance!


May 5 2009

Mike Jones One To Watch

The MRRDA Series held its second round at Broadford over the weekend (May 2-3) and under a gloriously sunny sky, young Mike Jones confirmed that he is one to watch on his Motologic prepared Moriwaki MD 250 GP Mono.


Apr 24 2009

Superbike Championship Winning Team Racewear Now Available

The racewear worn by the reigning Australian Superbike Championship race team is now available from Honda Dealerships nationwide, and its striking new red and white colour scheme reflects the exciting year ahead for Motologic.


Apr 21 2009

SMT Score Top Eight In Brands Opener

A decision to focus on race set-up throughout practice paid dividends for Jason O'Halloran and SMT Honda in the opening round of the 2009 British Superbike Championship after kicking off their season with a top ten finish.


Apr 20 2009

Alex Gobert’s RRPA to include Juniors and Seniors at Broadford next month

Alex Gobert’s Road Race Performance Academy will conduct a rider training school at the Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex in Victoria on 15 May, returning to the venue following a wet, but successful, school at the end of last year.


Apr 15 2009

Honda To Showcase Junior Talent With Red Riders Cup In ASBK

Honda have once again shown the importance of supporting junior racing talent in Australia by supporting the establishment of the Honda Red Riders 150cc class National Cup.


Jan 13 2009

Honda Out, Motologic In For Australian SBKs

Honda Australia announced today that they are withdrawing from direct involvement in the Australian Superbike Championships in the premier classes.


Nov 11 2008

Wayne Maxwell’s Round Six Win Reinstated

Teknic Honda’s rising Supersport star Wayne Maxwell has won his first round on the CBR600RR, three months after competing at the penultimate Symmons Plains meeting of the 2008 Australian Superbike Championships.


Oct 31 2008

Junior National Road Race Series Paves The Way For Australia’s Future Champions

The Honda CBR150 Junior Road Racing series wrapped up last month at the fifth and final round held at Phillip Island.


Oct 22 2008

Honda’s Trounson Tops up Championship Haul with Privateers Cup Win

Despite being his first year riding in the highly competitive Superbike class, Honda’s Chris Trounson wrapped up the Privateers Cup at the Eastern Creek round of the Australian Championships on his 2008 CBR1000RR Fireblade.


Oct 20 2008

Honda’s Maxwell Ends Supersport Campaign on the Podium

Teknic Honda’s Supersport pilotWayne Maxwell was on the pace at a scorching final round of the Australian Championships last weekend at Eastern Creek.


Oct 16 2008

Allerton and Honda Poised For Title Fight

The Teknic Honda team is gearing up for their biggest fight of the season at this weekend’s final Eastern Creek round of the Australian Superbike Championships.


Oct 14 2008

Stacey Griffiths wins Qld Girls on the Gas

Goondiwindi rider Stacey Griffiths has won the Queensland round of the 2008 Girls on the Gas Competition at Queensland's Coolum circuit.


Oct 7 2008

Teknic Honda Storm Phillip Island

The Teknic Honda Team celebrated their most successful weekend of the year after storming home at Phillip Island’s Australian Superbike and Supersport support races of the MotoGP.


Oct 7 2008

In Form Maxwell Takes Supersport Win at Phillip Island

Teknic Honda’s rising Supersport star, Wayne Maxwell, showed exactly how far he has come in his first year with the manufacturer’s factory team after a scintillating performance in the support races of Phillip Island’s MotoGP.


Oct 1 2008

Plenty On Offer From Honda at Phillip Island This Weekend

Honda Australia will have plenty on offer to get fans heated up at the MotoGP festivities this weekend at Phillip Island.


Sep 26 2008

Dovizioso To Join Repsol Honda

Former 125 World Champion Andrea Dovizioso is to join the Repsol Honda Team for the 2009 MotoGP World Championship. The Italian talent will join Spaniard Dani Pedrosa in Honda’s official HRC squad, riding full-factory RC212V machinery. The announcement is a dream come true for Dovizioso, who has raced Hondas since 2002.


Sep 22 2008

Successful start for Gobert's RRPA

A successful opening day of Alex Gobert's Road Race Performance Academy took place at Wakefield Park last Wednesday, 10 September, with keen participants undergoing a new era in sportsbike training around the tight and technical circuit situated near Goulburn, NSW.


Sep 15 2008

Hayden And Honda To Say Farewell

Nicky Hayden will ride his final race for the Repsol Honda Team at Valencia, Spain, on October 26. The American star and Honda have enjoyed a decade of racing action together, climbing motorcycling’s highest peak when they conquered the MotoGP World Championship in 2006.


Sep 5 2008

Adam ‘Krusty’ Fergusson a guest for RRPA opener next week

Former Australian Superbike and Supersport Champion Adam 'Krusty' Fergusson will join current Aussie Superbike points leader Glenn Allerton as a guest at the inaugural day of Alex Gobert's Road Race Performance Academy, to be held on 10 September at Wakefield Park, NSW.


Sep 3 2008

Cracker Round For Honda's Maxwell

Teknic Honda’s star Supersport rider, Wayne Maxwell, had a highly successful weekend at Tasmania’s penultimate round of the Australian Championships, despite copping a questionable penalty that saw him lose 10 valuable seconds.


Sep 2 2008

Teknic Honda Braves Cold Tassie Conditions To Maintain Series Lead

The Australian Superbike Championships will come down to the wire at next month’s final round after a solid performance by Teknic Honda’s Glenn Allerton at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains track resulted in the 27-year-old finishing on the podium.


Aug 29 2008

Honda Leaves A Wake In The Field At Penultimate MRRDA Round

Honda's CBR150 Junior and MD250H riders made an indelible mark at last weekend's fourth and penultimate round of the MRRDA series at New South Wales' Wakefield Park circuit.


Aug 27 2008

Top Testing Times At Tasmania Bode Well For Teknic Honda This Weekend

Banking on the lap record breaking performance that Teknic Honda rider Jason O’Halloran put in at a recent Symmons Plains, Tasmania testing session, the factory team are expecting to be highly competitive at this weekend’s penultimate Australian Superbike Championship round.


Aug 26 2008

Junior road racer Josh Hook joins Alex Gobert’s RRPA team

Alex Gobert’s Road Race Performance Academy has announced that it will support talented junior road racer Josh Hook with a coaching and sponsorship program run through RRPA and its supporters.


Jul 27 2008

The Suzuka 8 Hours

Kiyonari and Checa win Suzuka 8 Hours for Dream Honda Racing Team.

The DREAM Honda Racing Team duo of Ryuichi Kiyonari and Carlos Checa raced their CBR1000RR Honda to a superbly judged victory in the 31st running of the Suzuka 8 Hours held today at the classic Japanese circuit of the same name.


Jul 24 2008

Moriwaki Mounted Waters Leads Pack At Warwick

Teknic Honda protégé Brodie Waters maintained his lead in the MRRDA’s 250 GP Mono Class, after winning the third round of the series held at Warwick, Queensland.


Jul 14 2008

Honda’s Maxwell Moves Forward At Queensland

Teknic Honda’s star Supersport rider Wayne Maxwell progressed strongly throughout Queensland’s double header round of the Australian Championships, moving up from a sixth place finish in round four, to a second place finish in round five over the course of the event.


Jun 27 2008

Honda Introduces Contingency For MD250H Riders

Honda Australia has announced a contingency race plan for all privateer MD250H Honda riders who compete in the remaining rounds of the Australian Road Racing Championships in the 125GP class.


May 8 2008

Honda give Juniors another free ride in Newcastle on June 21str’s Podium At Oran Park

Together with the MRRDA, Honda will be making Honda CBR150's available for 13 to15 year olds to try at the Newcastle Kart track on June 21st 2008. The day is open to all Juniors within the age bracket and we encourage all riders to come and have a look or try.


Apr 21 2008

Teknic Honda Record First Worldwide Win For New CBR1000RR

The Teknic Honda team achieved the manufacturer’s first international round win for the all-new CBR1000RR upon its debut after star rider Glenn Allerton piloted the bike to a perfect points score at Mallala’s round two of the Australian Superbike Championships on Sunday.

Allerton had little trouble amassing full points at the South Australian circuit after securing pole position with a record qualifying time of 1:05.773.

He followed that up with a flawless performance including three holeshots, (race one was red flagged and restarted) followed by two wins.


Apr 14 2008

Waters Puts MD250H On The Winner’s Podium At Oran Park

Teenager Brodie Waters had a highly successful outing at the first round of the MRRDA in the 125GP class on his new Honda powered Moriwaki MD250H four-stroke machine.


Apr 9 2008

Honda Juniors To Kick Off At MRRDA Series This Week

The 2008 MRRDA (Motorcycling Road Race Development Association) kicks off this weekend, and the competition is shaping up to be outstanding with more juniors and 125GP/ Moriwaki 250 riders than originally expected signed up and ready to go.

The Honda CBR150 Junior class will see competitors front up to fight for three major prizes including a trip to France and the Red Bull Rookies Cup Trials, a trip to Japan to compete in the ASEAN Cup courtesy of Honda, and a spot on a Honda backed Moriwaki 250 for 2009.


Apr 2 2008

Come along and see the Road Racing Stars of the Future for $10

The MRRDA is extending the opportunity to all motorcycle club and association members to be able to enjoy watching a day of racing for as little as $10 entry for adults. All you need to do is come out to Oran Park on Sunday 13th April, present your club membership card at the gate and entry will only cost you $10.


Mar 31 2008

Honda's Machines Dressed For Success With One Industries

Dressed for success, Woodstock Honda Thor Racing has joined forces with ONE Industries to create a radical new livery for the 2008 season which will be unveiled in this weekend's opening round of the Australian Motocross Championship.


Mar 17 2008

Waters Impresses At Eastern Creek On MD250H

Fifteen-year-old Brodie Waters made an impressive debut in his first ever ASC series race, competing on a Moriwaki MD250H (also its ASC debut) at the Eastern Creek circuit in New South Wales this past weekend.


Mar 3 2008

Solid Result For Honda’s Maxwell In Aus Supersports

Teknic Honda’s sole Supersport rider, Wayne Maxwell put in one of the best performances of his career at Phillip Island’s World Superbikes round two this weekend. With a race result of 4-2-7-5, the new recruit finished fourth overall in the support class on his CBR600RR, after qualifying on the second row of the grid.


Mar 3 2008

Honda And O’Halloran Kick Off Season With Podium

Teknic Honda’s Jason O’Halloran has scored the Team’s first podium of the year after a strong performance at Phillip Island on the weekend. The 20-year-old qualified his CBR1000RR on the front row of the grid, just next to Shawn Giles on pole, finishing up with a 3-4-3 finish in the three World Superbike support class races.


Feb 29 2008

Maxwell To Make His Mark At World Supers This Weekend

As one of the new recruits for the Teknic Honda Team, Wayne Maxwell will compete on the CBR600RR for the first time at this weekend’s Phillip Island round of the World Superbikes.


Feb 28 2008

Teknic Honda Superbike Riders Descend Upon The Island

Teknic Honda Superbike riders Jason O’Halloran and Glenn Allerton will make their debut this weekend at Phillip Island’s round two of World Superbikes.


Feb 27 2008

Teknic Honda Celebrates A New Season In New Premises

Honda Australia and Motologic launched their all-new factory Superbike and Supersport teams in Melbourne last night in a gathering that brought together the manufacturer’s hottest international racers in premises that rival those found on the world circuit.


Feb 4 2008

Juniors Let It Fly At Honda Training Day

Honda Australia, the California Superbike School and the MRRDA joined forces on Australia Day at Broadford Raceway to provide a number of lucky juniors the chance to clock up much needed track time.

In addition to a fleet of CBR150R’s Honda Australia and Motoglic’s Paul Free (Team Manager for Honda’s road racing team) also brought along the new Moriwaki MD250H for a few riders to try out.


Jan 24 2008

CBR150s On Show At World Supers

For the second year running, Honda’s smallest production road racer – the CBR150R – can be seen in action at the Phillip Island round of World Superbikes on March 1-2.

Honda riders Adrian Di Giandomenico, Chris Picket and Adrian Netrovic, as well as a number of other young riders will join in the scheduled on-track demonstrations, and will have their bikes on display in the support paddocks throughout the festivities.


Jan 21 2008

GP Mono Ready To Race In GP125cc Class

Honda Australia’s Moriwaki designed 250cc GP race bike - the "GP Mono" (MD250H) will be eligible to race in the GP125cc class this year, according to rule changes approved by Motorcycling Australia (MA).

Powered by a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, electric start, single cylinder engine, the GP-Mono is designed for those who are looking for a way to make the step from junior to senior level racing.


Jan 10 2008

Honda Sweetens The Pot For Junior Road Racers

Honda Australia is further commiting to junior road racing in 2008 by announcing another huge prize incentive for competitors in this year’s MRRDA (Motorcycle Road Racing Development Association) series.

In its inaugural year (2007), Honda provided the on-track winner of the 13-15 year old junior class with a trip to compete in the ASEAN Cup in Motegi, Japan.


Jan 9 2008

Honda Give Juniors A Free Go

Places are still available for the Honda sponsored MRRDA Junior’s track day at Broadford Raceway, 40 minutes north of Melbourne on January 26, 2008

Honda will be providing a number of their 4-stroke CBR150’s to try out on the day which is open to juniors between the ages of 13 and 15 years who are interested in entering the world of road racing.