Team Honda HM Zanardo confirms 2011 line-up

Honda News Release

With the first tests and the training sessions having been completed in Spain, 2011 is now officially started for the Honda-HM-Zanardo Team. The formation of the Team Manager Franco Mayr and Chief Technician, Alessandro Tramelli will once again be supporting four-time world champion (two in E1 class and two in E2) Mika Ahola, who will face the new challenge of competing in E3 in 2011. He is out to become the first rider in Enduro history to win the world title in all the three classes of the World Championship (E1, E2 & E3).

The full rider line-up across each class is below:

  • E1 World Championship: Rodrig Thain (HM-Honda CRE F250R)
  • E2 World Championship: Goncalo Reis (HM-Honda CRE F450R)
  • E3 World Championship: Mika Ahola and Maurizio Facchin (HM-Honda CRE F480R)
  • EJ World Championship: Ian Blythe, Calle Sjoo and Jeremy Joly (HM-Honda CRE F250R), Henrik Lindholm and Edoardo D'Ambrosio (HM-Honda CRE F450R).
  • Senior E1 European Championship: Alessio Paoli (HM-Honda CRE F250R)

Franco Mayr, Team Manager
"Introducing a new season is always a strong emotion. 2011 season will be an important year for the Honda-HM-Zanardo Team, a season that sure will be exciting and competitive both in the World Championship and in the Italian Championship. We are training a lot to face the tests and be again the main protagonists. I believe in what our riders can do and I'm sure we'll see again Ahola at the top. Thank you to all our partners that have for many years believed in our project. Thank you to HM Moto SpA and ZANARDO, with which we share the values of passion, love for the competition, loyalty and spirit of team."