News 11 Dec 2015

Penrite Honda to be replaced as official factory team

Champion team will return as supercross-only outfit next season.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Honda Australia is set to introduce an all-new factory motocross and supercross team in 2016 following confirmation that Penrite Honda team owner Yarrive Konsky will pursue a new direction.

Konsky will no longer operate the official Honda program, but will continue with a Honda-supported supercross team, after taking up a position with Erebus Motorsport as general manager of commercial and communications.

“I simply love racing and there is no questioning my loyalty towards two-wheeled competition,” Konsky commented. “I will run a supercross-only team with Penrite and Honda, do some riding and racing myself and be involved in the supercross championship.

“I have accepted a position on the executive group of Erebus Motorsport with a primary role as general manager of commercial and communications. I have just turned 41 this past month and I feel I need a new challenge and opportunity to further my experiences and education.

“Every year since my first season as team principal of Honda Australia’s motocross and supercross racing activities I have managed to source out-of-industry sponsors. Some I have lost, some have moved to other teams, but many have remained and even escalated their involvement to support the sport as a whole.”

Konsky has been running a team since 2003 before taking up the role of Honda Australia’s factory program in 2008. The team has captured five Australian championships during that period – the most recent being last weekend when Jimmy Decotis claimed the SX2 Australian Supercross Championship.

An announcement to confirm Honda Australia’s factory superbike squad, Team Honda Racing, as the factory team in a consolidated effort is imminent, understood to have signed MX2 national champion Jay Wilson and Dylan Long to ride the CRF450R.

The complete press release distributed by Konsky this afternoon, detailing his career and associations in the role of Honda Australia’s factory team owner can be downloaded by clicking here.