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May 27, 2013

Honda Completes Successful Test of a New Production Model for MotoGP at the Circuit of Motegi

TOKYO, Japan, May 27, 2013 - Honda will unveil a whole new production model by the end of 2013, designed for the 2014 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix MotoGP class. The new model will enable entrants to race in MotoGP at lower cost starting from next season.

Prototype of production model for MotoGPzoom
Prototype of production model for MotoGP

Honda Racing Corporation (HRC), with its test rider, ran a prototype successfully at the circuit of TWIN RING MOTEGI. The test took place from May 23rd through 24th, 2013.

•Comment by Shuhei Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Honda Racing Corporation

"Development of the model is currently a little behind schedule but the test results showed more than what we had expected, in particular, with its running performance. We can't announce its name or the specification at this stage but we will have an opportunity of announcing the details in the not too distant future. We will keep on developing the machine to meet the 2014 MotoGP technical and sporting regulations, and will introduce the model by the end of this year."

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