News 1 Aug 2014

Canard re-signs with Honda through 2016 season

Two-year factory Honda extension for likable American.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

American Honda announced today that it will extend the contract with factory supercross and motocross rider Trey Canard for an additional two years.

Canard has spent his entire professional career with the Honda brand, and this agreement continues that relationship, as the Oklahoma native will campaign a factory Honda CRF450R in the AMA Supercross Championship and Pro Motocross Championship during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

“I’m so excited to continue my long relationship with Honda for another two years,” Canard said. “The company, the team and everyone involved is really motivated about racing, and we’re all pushing hard and doing our best.

“I’ll continue to always give my best effort over these next two years, and we’re shooting for wins and championships. The enthusiasm around Honda right now is a really good thing that I’m excited to be a part of, and I think 2015 is going to be a great year for us.”

After sitting out the entire 2014 AMA Supercross series while recovering from a broken arm, Canard has made a notable comeback this summer in Pro Motocross, regularly finishing on the podium. With three rounds remaining, he currently sits third in the points standings.

“We are very much looking forward to having Trey back with Honda for two more years,” said Ray Conway, director of racing at American Honda. “He has been with the company for his entire professional career, and he is a joy to work with.

“His performance this season, particularly in the Pro Motocross Championship, demonstrates his potential, and we’re expecting even better things from him in 2015 and 2016.”

It’s expected Canard will be partnered by fulltime 450SX rookie Cole Seely, while Justin Barcia is almost certain to be heading to JGR Yamaha.