News 3 Dec 2019

Geico Honda welcomes Dungey as part-owner

Multi-time champion to have direct contribution to powerhouse squad.

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Geico Honda has announced multiple AMA supercross and motocross champion Ryan Dungey has become a part-owner of the powerhouse squad.

Dungey, a long-time Red Bull KTM Factory Racing athlete, will directly contribute to the operation of Honda’s satellite supercross and motocross team and its elite amateur motocross race effort, where he will provide invaluable mentoring and coaching for riders.

“After I stopped racing, there were a couple years of waiting for the right thing that made the most sense for me and my family,” Dungey commented. “This came along, and it’s a huge opportunity that checks all the right boxes.

“Factory Connection Racing is a premier team that has had a lot of success and has a great lineup of talented riders. I’ll be able to apply my experience and knowledge to the next generation and future generations of riders and, because I’m a part-owner, it’s something long-term that I can help to build and grow for the future.

“Between all that and being involved with the Honda organisation, there area lot of positives, and I’m excited to get to work.”

Factory Connection Racing owner Richard Zielfelder added: “We’re so pleased to have a champion of Ryan’s stature join our organisation. His racing record speaks for itself, but he has also always been known as a professional off the track as well.

“We’re very confident that his involvement with the team will help us to continue growing and improving, and we look forward to a successful future together.”

The Geico Honda squad fields youthful Australian duo Hunter and Jett Lawrence, along with Christian Craig, Chase Sexton, Jeremy Martin and Jo Shimoda.