News 6 Sep 2016

Four-rider Honda supercross team to be announced

Americans flood factory-supported SX1 and SX2 squad.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Honda will have an increased presence in the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship, with a world-class four-rider squad to be finalised this week.

The team will be operated by former longtime factory Honda team boss Yarrive Konsky, who has been involved in Supercars racing in a team commercial role this year.

Konsky confirmed to that the team has already signed defending SX2 champion Jimmy Decotis and former multi-time title winner Gavin Faith to compete aboard the team’s CRF250Rs.

A pair of American riders will also spearhead the team’s assault in SX1 aboard CRF450Rs, due to be finalised and confirmed later this week.

It’s understood that the Honda supercross team will be split into two divisions, with the 450 riders and Decotis sharing one Honda Genuine Parts-based livery, while Faith under separate Penrite branding.

Konsky’s involvement could span to as many as six riders over the course of the season, as both Josh Cachia (SX2) and Cody Mackie (limited schedule) are also receiving support via the Penrite-supported program in their respective supercross returns.

The factory-supported team will join the field in addition to Honda Australia’s current official team, Crankt Protein Honda Racing, which will continue with local talent Dylan Long and Jay Wilson into supercross.