And their American operation, now officially rebranded as of Wednesday to Honda Racing Corporation USA, will be present at circuits in race support roles as they aim to step up their involvement in the company’s global programmes and create closer ties with HRC Japan.
Any R&D contributions from the US side must fall under the FIA’s power unit financial regulations which will come into effect alongside the new spec engines in 2026.
HRC US president David Salters told Motorsport.com: “The team and I here at HRC US are excited and humbled to embark on this next racing adventure.”
“Honda’s racing heritage is exceptional. I have just come back from Honda’s annual ‘Thanks Day’ activity at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit: Moto GP, F1, Indycar, motocross, Dakar endurance, trials, touring car, Super GT all being demonstrated at the highest level by a paddock full of world champions.
“Only Honda does this. We challenge ourselves and entertain our amazing Honda Racing fans across all pinnacle racing, two and four wheels.
“Add Honda’s cool car and bike culture, cutting edge technology and superb vehicles to this and you can only feel immensely proud to be joining our companies and amazing people together to make one global racing organization, HRC Honda Racing.
"This really is the power of dreams, moreover we get to race our dreams.”
The organisation, previously known as Honda Performance Development, was founded in 1993 and since then has achieved 15 Indy 500 wins – six being logged as they were the series’ sole supplier – as well as 13 drivers’ championships and 10 manufacturer titles where they faced competition from other suppliers.
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