New Team HRC 2015

Team HRC Rally unveils new line-up in Motorland Aragón
The new HRC Rally Team was greeted with a warm reception from the
press, as the new Dakar 2015 team was presented at the Motorland
Aragón circuit, just ahead of the Morocco Rally.
There was a certain buzz about the Moto GP hospitality suite at the
Motorland Aragón circuit, for the launch of the new Team HRC 2015;
unleashed upon a congregation of motorsport’s finest. Team HRC’s
success continues to generate further press interest, and is now being
chronicled over more and more column inches throughout the world.
Livio Suppo, Communication and Marketing Manager at Honda HRC,
and Team Head for the Repsol Honda Moto GP, opened the event
welcoming all present. Martino Bianchi, General Manager of Team HRC
Rally took charge of introducing the various members of the staff,
such as the Head of Project Katsumi Yamazaki and Team Manager
Wolfgang Fischer. Fischer introduced the riders of the Team HRC:
Hélder Rodrigues, Paulo Gonçalves and Joan Barreda, who were
welcomed to great applause. So too was the arrival of the team’s two
newcomers Jeremías Israel and Laia Sanz into the makeshift
The highlight of the day proved to be the appearance of Marc
Márquez and Dani Pedrosa, who both showed a great interest in the
Honda CRF450 RALLY and offered their best wishes to Team HRC Rally
in the run-in to the Dakar.
Another of the day’s key points was the presence of KH-7 chairman ,
Josep María Lloreda, whose company will form part of the team this
season. He pointed out that, "With the agreement that has been
drawn up between Laia Sanz and Honda HRC, we have been given
the perfect opportunity to associate ourselves with KH-7’s top
sporting ambassador and the greatest brand of motorcycle. We hope
that the union will be very fruitful, and that Laila can finish the Dakar
once more, and maybe even better last year’s result, although I
realize that it’s a very tough race, and we should be cautious about
making expectations. On the other hand, any one of the team
members could win or be at the top, as they have all proved that they
were able to in the past. It would be amazing if one of them were able
to carry our brand to victory. "
Team HRC will be taking part in the Rally OiLibya in Morocco starting
on October 3 from Erfoud and finishing in Marrakech.
Wolfgang Fischer, Team Manager:

I want to also thank Honda South America for their crucial support. lightness. and enhances its efficiency. all racing on the CRF450 RALLY production bike. . This year. I think the whole team at HRC has done a great job. from the very beginning of the project our CRF450 Rally has shown its potential winning straight away at its debut on the rally scene. reliability.Katsumi Yamazaki. We are very proud of our work because. Large Project Leader: This is the new Honda CRF450 Rally that we have created and developed in HRC to race in competitive cross-country rallies. This year the bike has a number of improvements that makes it more competitive. they will also field a team with 3 bikes and 3 South American riders. power and manoeuvrability.