Honda’s CR Electric Proto had a successful racing debut today at round 8 of the All Japan Motocross Championship in Saitama, where @treycanard took two holeshots in the three motos, while competing against 450cc machinery in the premier IA1 class.
He also finished second in the first outing and ran at the front in the other two. Although crashes ultimately prevented a strong result, the Oklahoma native gathered important data for Honda’s engineers and demonstrated the project’s impressive potential. Trey reported that the team improved the CR Electric Proto for each moto, and that he is excited about the motorcycle’s future. Great job by Trey and the entire crew!⚡️
Trey Canard, no.41 CR ELECTRIC PROTO
“This weekend was definitely a big challenge for me but it was a great race for our development. Each time I was on the track we improved the motorcycle and the CR ELECTRIC PROTO team adapted to the challenge.
“We had some shines of brilliance as a team, the starts being one of them with two of the three holeshots. There were also some sections on the track that were very impressive and that makes me excited for the future of this motorcycle.
“I’m disappointed to not finish all of the motos after all of the hard work the team has put in but I think we showed that the potential of the bike is quite high especially for our very first attempt at racing. I’m grateful to be a part of this effort and I’m very proud of each and every person who has worked so hard.”
Taichi Honda, Team HRC Team Manager
“First of all, I would like to thank the development team and everyone involved for preparing the CR ELECTRIC PROTO to be ready for competition in such a short time.
“I would also like to thank Trey Canard for showing his potential even though he has only had a few tests.
“We had three heats for the first time today and we will take what we learnt from each race and feed it back to the ongoing development of the CR ELECTRIC project.”