Team Honda HRC was pleased to welcome back Trey Canard at round eight of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. An injury had sidelined the Oklahoman for the previous four races, but Canard put together two solid rides aboard his factory CRF450R, scoring sixth overall with 6-6 finishes.

In moto one, Canard got a slow jump off the line, rounding the first turn outside the top 10, but he quickly began working his way forward, moving into seventh by the halfway point. He would climb one more position by the end of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap race, taking the checkered flag in sixth. After getting a similar start in moto two, Canard worked his way into fifth and stayed there for much of the race. With two laps remaining, he made a mistake while being pressured by another rider, causing him to fall one spot and again end the moto in sixth.

 

NOTES

  • On the eve of the race, Trey Canard and GEICO Honda’s Jimmy Decotis and RJ Hampshire spent time signing autographs at River Valley Power & Sport in Red Wing, Minnesota.
  • During the morning’s timed qualifying practice period, Canard was fifth-fastest with a 2:13.773 lap time, posted during the second session.
  • The Spring Creek track showcases some unique elements, including an uphill triple and the infamous rolling sand whoops. “This track is always really demanding,” Canard said. “The triple step-up is a challenge because you really need to keep your momentum to make it. There are also ruts and bumps, so you have to make sure you don’t get out of whack going up the face. The sand whoops are also a big obstacle here. You just want to make sure you aren’t over-riding them; some guys manual through them while others jump them.”
  • At the end of Saturday’s morning rider meeting, Red Rider Fredrik Noren, of Rocky Mountain MC, was presented with the RC Hard Charger Award for his comeback performance at the previous weekend’s Southwick National. After going down in the first turn in both motos in Massachusetts, Noren charged to 23rd overall with 20-20 moto finishes.
  • After scoring his career-best 450MX moto result last weekend in Massachusetts, GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle was sidelined this weekend with lingering effects from his moto-two crash. Bogle hopes to return for the next round.
  • The Honda Red Riders will head to Washougal MX Park in the Pacific Northwest this week for round nine of the AMA Pro Motocross series on July 24. On Friday evening, riders will appear at Oregon’s MotoSport Hillsboro for an autograph session.

 

 THE FOCUS: Mishima Celebrates 20 Years

For one member of Team Honda HRC, the month of July marks a career milestone, as Manager of Motorcycle Sports Takashi “Sam” Mishima recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with Honda.

“I started at Honda R&D and worked with the production-bike testing group for 18 years before I was transferred to American Honda racing two and half years ago,” Mishima explained. “As the manager of Motorcycle Sports, I oversee all the motorcycle-racing activities for American Honda. I’m also a main conduit between American Honda’s race team and HRC in Japan.”

When asked about his favorite part of the job, Mishima had trouble picking just one. “I just love every aspect of motorcycles, especially racing,” he said. “It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. I guess time flies when you’re having fun!”

 

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Trey Canard 41

Today wasn’t too bad. I didn’t ride as well as I wanted to, but it’s hard to miss a few weeks and come back right where you left off. I’m just really happy to be back at the races, so I can’t be too bummed. I didn’t get the greatest start in either moto and just had to work my way forward. In the second moto, I was in fifth but made a mistake in a section, twisting my ankle pretty hard and letting Justin [Barcia] by me. I just need to keep pushing forward, and I’m excited for the rest of the season.

AMA Pro Motocross 2016
Race Round 8   Millville

450 Moto 1 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Roczen Ken 94 GER 25 Team Honda HRC Honda
2 Tomac Eli 3 USA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
3 Musquin Marvin 25 FRA 20 Red Bull KTM KTM
4 Barcia Justin 51 USA 18 Monster Energy/ Knick/ Factory Yamaha Team Yamaha
5 Pourcel Christophe 377 FRA 16 Rockstar Husqvarna Husqvarna
6 Canard Trey 41 USA 15 Red Bull KTM KTM
7 Blose Benny 934 USA 14 Bloss Racing Yamaha
8 Short Andrew 29 USA 13 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
9 Brayton Justin 10 USA 12 Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda
10 Stewart James USA 11 Yoshimura Suzuki Suzuki
11 Wilson Dean 15 GBR 10 Rockstar Husqvarna Husqvarna
12 Wentland Jesse USA 9 RSR/Star Cycle Honda Honda
13 Noren Fredrik 40 SWE 8 TiLUBE Storm Lake Honda Honda
14 Nicoletti Phillip 46 USA 7 Autotrader/ JGR/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Yamaha
15 Mcconahy Noah 131 USA 6 Merge Racing Honda
16 Lamay Ben 907 USA 5 TPJ.com/Fly Racing Honda
17 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA 4 Chisholm Racing Kawasaki
18 Bowers Tyler 69 USA 3 Bowers Racing Kawasaki
19 Williams Zack 80 USA 2 Tenkom Motorsports Yamaha
20 Martinez Cole 68 USA 1 Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha Yamaha
AMA Pro Motocross 2016
Race Round 8   Millville

450 Moto 2 Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Roczen Ken 94 GER 25 Team Honda HRC Honda
2 Musquin Marvin 25 FRA 22 Red Bull KTM KTM
3 Tomac Eli 3 USA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Kawasaki
4 Pourcel Christophe 377 FRA 18 Rockstar Husqvarna Husqvarna
5 Barcia Justin 51 USA 16 Monster Energy/ Knick/ Factory Yamaha Team Yamaha
6 Canard Trey 41 USA 15 Red Bull KTM KTM
7 Nicoletti Phillip 46 USA 14 Autotrader/ JGR/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Yamaha
8 Short Andrew 29 USA 13 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS KTM
9 Brayton Justin 10 USA 12 Smartop MotoConcepts Racing Honda
10 Blose Benny 934 USA 11 Bloss Racing Yamaha
11 Wilson Dean 15 GBR 10 Rockstar Husqvarna Husqvarna
12 Noren Fredrik 40 SWE 9 TiLUBE Storm Lake Honda Honda
13 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA 8 Chisholm Racing Kawasaki
14 Wentland Jesse USA 7 RSR/Star Cycle Honda Honda
15 Martinez Cole 68 USA 6 Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha Yamaha
16 Williams Zack 80 USA 5 Tenkom Motorsports Yamaha
17 Bowers Tyler 69 USA 4 Bowers Racing Kawasaki
18 Coates Paul 977 GBR 3 Star/MyPlash/Yamalube/Yamaha Yamaha
19 Babbitt Matthew 987 USA 2 The Privateer Journey KTM
20 Mcconahy Noah 131 USA 1 Merge Racing Honda
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