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RR: HRC bosses race in Japanese NSF 100 HRC event


in the final round of the NSF100 HRC mini-bike series were in for a at the Motegi circuit yesterday they found themselves wheel-to-wheel with HRC Vice Shuhei Nakamoto, along former grand prix Tady Okada and Shinichi Mr Nakamoto was part of an HRC team in a special four-hour endurance at the circuit, which hosts the round of the MotoGP World An amazing 86 teams and 420 riders taking part in the one-off all on Honda mini-bikes.

The HRC team was made up of Mr Nakamoto, HRC Seiki Ishii and Tomoaki HRC test rider Okada – who spends his track time and developing Honda’s RC212V challenger – and Honda racing Ito. While the former Grand Prix riders inevitably keen to find the of the Repsol Honda branded the HRC bosses were happy to experience the 100cc machine on many aspiring racers their careers. The HRC team 105 laps and came home in a but respectably 57th place out of 80

Apart from the fun of the endurance the serious business of the day were the two NSF100 sprint races. were the final rounds of the HRC Trophy Championship – a one-make series organised by Honda to affordable grass-roots competition and the widest range of young the chance to begin racing. In there were 102 races across Japan, with circuit hosting its own championship.

The Trophy is also held in countries such as Belgium, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.

Indeed, at the race in Motegi the top young NSF100 competitors the European championships were part. Thirteen-year-old Andrea winner of the Italian NSF100 extreme, came home in place, while Bo Bendsneijder 13) winner of the Netherlands series was Jesper Hubner from and Patrick Pulkkinen from (both 13) placed in 22nd and places.

Honda NSF 100

The NSF100 is HRC’s production racing model a 4-…, air-cooled single engine.


Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC President: “It was really good fun to part in this race with my colleagues and with our riders. We probably could gone a little faster, but we here simply to enjoy the rather than go for glory! For us was an important occasion to see how the NSF100 is used by the riders across a age range, and to see how we can develop these of race events in future.”

Okada, HRC Test Rider: “I had a start today and was able to from behind and battle for place. Since Yuki was also participating, we had an exciting for the last 10 laps. We do not have so opportunity to race with riders like this, so I had a lot of fun

Shinichi Ito, former Prix racer for Honda: was a little different from the that I normally do and I really it. Some of the younger riders are professional on the NSF100, and they fit the machine’s small size well, so they were in the corners and it was difficult to overtake

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