News 25 Aug 2016

Canard poised for KTM switch after Honda send-off

American Honda thanks Canard for a decade of commitment.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Following speculation that Trey Canard would make the move from Team Honda HRC to Red Bull KTM for 2017, American Honda today released a send-off statement and video backing widespread rumours of the move.

Spending 10 years riding red, American Honda has thanked the Oklahoma native for his dedication to the manufacturer throughout his career to date as a professional motocross rider.

“American Honda Motor Corp., Inc. extends its sincere appreciation to Trey Canard, who has dedicated his entire professional career thus far to the Honda brand,” the statement reads. “Through high points and challenging periods, Canard’s commitment to racing and his fans has never wavered.

“It has been a pleasure having him and mechanic, Brent Presnell, in the Honda family for the past 10 years. Everyone at Honda wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.”

Canard kicked off his professional career with American Honda claiming the 2008 Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX title, joining a short list of riders such as Australia’s Chad Reed as the only to do so on debut.

His most recent championship with Honda came in 2010 capturing the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Class title ahead of French rider Christophe Pourcel in a battle to the final event.

Stay tuned for more developments on Canard’s plans for 2017 and beyond.