Team Honda Overview
Professional motocross racing may be the original extreme sport, and today the racing action indoors and outdoors brings more thrills and spectator approval than ever before, with a live attendance of nearly one million fans plus a television viewership topping the 18 million mark. Honda has been at the forefront of American Motocross and Supercross action since the beginning, winning its first AMA 250 National Championship in 1973 and amassing an unparalleled race record over the past 40 years. That legacy of winning championships was extended once again in 2010, and that trend looks to roll into 2011 as well.
Trey Canard and Josh Grant, two talented athletes who are proven winners, will compete on Honda’s stellar CRF450R in the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross series. “Both Trey and Josh have shown great speed in the 450 competition,” said Erik Kehoe, Motocross Team Manager. “We know that they are both fully capable of winning a championship, and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve aboard their American Honda Racing–prepared CRF450Rs this season.”
In last year’s AMA 250 Motocross series, young Canard rode to his first-ever outdoor championship, adding to the burgeoning list of accomplishments he quickly accumulated after joining the pro ranks late in the 2007 outdoor season. Also during the 2010 Supercross season, Canard jumped at the opportunity to try his hand on a Team Honda CRF450R in the 450 class while filling in for an injured rider, and that experiment paid off handsomely as he notched five consecutive podium finishes. Such results portend a stellar year in 2011 for the rising star.
In addition, Grant returns to his Honda racing roots in 2011 as the second rider on the Team Honda squad. Grant has earned inspired race wins indoors and outdoors in both the 250 and 450 classes, and after being hindered by injuries in 2010 he is now ready to get back to the business of winning races once more. Watch for both Canard and Grant to set up camp on podiums all across the nation at Supercross and Motocross races throughout 2011.
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