Yesterday, Honda Racing Company issued a press release stating that they will retain motocross rider Nicky Hayden’s services to ride the Honda RVC1000R on the DRIVE M7 Aspar Team in the MotoGP World Championship the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Mungenast Motorsports was thrilled that Honda renewed their relationship with The Kentucky Kid — Since we were founded by a racing legend ourselves, Dave Mugnenast, Sr., we love seeing a promising young role model like Hayden representing the Honda line. The legendary rider already has 3 MotoGP wins, 28 MotoGP podiums, 5 MotoGP poles, 7 MotoGP fastest laps, and one unforgettable MotoGP World Championship win in 2006.
Honda’s relationship with Hayden began in 1999 when the rider was only 17. Mungenast Motorsports is proud that Honda is affiliated with an athlete such as Hayden, who has continually elevated the reputation of all motocross riders with his professionalism, respect, and constant, inspiring training. “He is a great ambassador for our sport,” says Bob Gurga, Vice President American Honda Motorcycle Division, “and we couldn’t be happier to have him back in the Honda family.”
We eagerly await Hayden’s entrance in the Circuit of the Americas MotoGP, April 11-13, on the stunning production RCV1000R, which features an incredible 90º V-4 engine that delivers over 234 horsepower at 16,000rpm, Öhlins suspension, and Nissin brakes. See Honda’s new machine up close in the RCV1000R photo gallery below.
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