Honda has officially announced its global motorsport strategies for the 2014 season with its MotoGP squad set to spearhead the chase for championship glory once again.
Repsol Honda clinched every title available to them in 2013 and Marc Marquez will continue to be partnered by Dani Pedrosa for the defence of his world crown. Honda will also provide satellite bikes to GO&FUN Gresini and LCR. Honda remains the official engine supplier in Moto2 and is also chasing a first Moto3 title having joined forces with the Estrella Galicia team.
Honda Motor Europe Ltd. will continue to support the Ten Kate-run PATA squad in World Superbikes while HRC also have factory outfits in the Motocross World Championship and Trials World Championship. In the UK, Honda will no longer enter a full-time factory team in British Superbikes but is planning to enter as a wildcard at selected rounds.
On four wheels, Honda are preparing to debut their new Civic Tourer in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, the only estate car on the BTCC grid, with Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden each looking to regain the title claimed by Andrew Jordan last year. On the world stage, Castrol Honda will defend their constructor’s title with an unchanged driver line-up of Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro.
Takuya Izawa will be supported by in the 2014 GP2 series too and while there isn’t any Honda involvement in Formula One, preparations continue for Honda’s return to the championship with McLaren in 2015.