“Team Honda”: In motorcycle-racing circles, the mere utterance of those words inspires awe and reverence that can only be earned through decades of racing success on legendary circuits the world over. In American motocross, Team Honda’s tale began in 1973, when Gary Jones rode the manufacturer’s first production motocrosser—the CR250M Elsinore—to the national title. The list of Honda-mounted supercross and motocross champions grew steadily, including heroes like David Bailey, Jean-Michel Bayle, Ricky Carmichael, Donnie Hansen, Doug Henry, Rick Johnson, Jeremy McGrath, Johnny O’Mara, Marty Smith, Jeff Stanton, Chuck Sun and others. Meanwhile, the Team Honda legend was expanded through laurels earned in other genres, at both the national and international level. Now entering its 43nd year of racing in the U.S., Honda hopes to continue its long history of success with the talented lineup of Trey Canard and Cole Seely.

 

Honda AMA Supercross Champions: Premier Class

2003: Ricky Carmichael

2002: Ricky Carmichael

1996: Jeremy McGrath

1995: Jeremy McGrath

1994: Jeremy McGrath

1993: Jeremy McGrath

1992: Jeff Stanton

1991: Jean-Michel Bayle

1990: Jeff Stanton

1989: Jeff Stanton

1988: Rick Johnson

1986: Rick Johnson

1984: Johnny O’Mara

1983: David Bailey

1982: Donnie Hansen

 

Honda AMA Motocross Champions: Premier Class

2004: Ricky Carmichael

2003: Ricky Carmichael

2002: Ricky Carmichael

1995: Jeremy McGrath

1992: Jeff Stanton

1991: Jean-Michel Bayle

1990: Jeff Stanton

1989: Jeff Stanton

1987: Rick Johnson

1986: Rick Johnson

1983: David Bailey

1982: Donnie Hansen

1973: Gary Jones