News 15 Nov 2017

Brett Metcalfe on-board with Honda for 2018

Honda Racing press release:

Honda Racing in Australia has signed Brett Metcalfe to spearhead their 450 MX1 program in 2018.

Metcalfe needs no introduction following his creditable achievements competing against some of the best riders in the world throughout his international career in America. He is no stranger to racing on a Honda either, with some of those greatest achievements tied to the mighty CRF.

“I finished the best overall I have finished with Honda in America, in 2009 I was third in the 250 class AMA Motocross Championship and in 2010 I took 6 podium finishes on my way to 2nd overall to Ryan Dungey in the 450 class after taking 3rd overall in the East Coast SX Lites Championship.” Metcalfe said.

With consistent top 5 overall positions in both the 450 and 250 class throughout his time competing in the US, Metcalfe is now looking forward to chasing another dream down under.

“I want to win an Australian Motocross Championship in the MX1 class, it’s something I always promised myself I would try and do before I finished racing professionally.” Said Metcalfe.

That dream is looking more achievable now that Metcalfe has signed on with Honda in Australia for 2018, after already working with Honda in the US earlier this month.

“I came back to America following a trying year in Australia to prepare for next year. I had my first race on the Honda and went 1-1 in the World Vet Championships.

It’s a nice way to start the relationship and I am definitely looking forward to working with the Honda Racing Team in Australia next year.” Metcalfe finished.

Honda Racing’s Brand and Motorsport Manager Glyn Griffiths is pleased to announce this first bit of news as part of a bigger 2018 racing plan.

“Since Brett’s departure from Australia in 2002, you quickly realise how much he has actually achieved. I think people forget his race winning qualifier at the MXON in 2013 against the best riders in the world and we are really excited to form this new relationship with one of the world’s most established racers.” Griffiths said.

Honda will make further announcements regarding their racing commitments for 2018 shortly.