Over the last few months, we’ve heard and reported that Trey Canard would part ways with Team Honda HRC at the end of the 2016 race season. A red rider since the start of his pro career, first with GEICO Honda and then into the factory truck, the two parties experienced a number of success and setbacks together. In the 250 class, Canard claimed championships indoors and out, then posted a few SX victories in the 450 class.
Injuries from practice crashes over this summer have put Canard on the sidelines. With only one race left in the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, it seems like we’ve seen the last of Canard on a Honda. In celebration of their time together, Honda has produced a thank you video for Canard that shows their long history.
As we’ve stated numerous times this year, Canard is set to join the Red Bull KTM team in just a few short weeks (expect the announcement in October, when most MX contracts go into effect). He will be the third 450 rider at the team, alongside Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin, with Jade Dungey working as mechanic.
American Honda Motor Corp., Inc. extends its sincere appreciation to Trey Canard, who has dedicated his entire professional career thus far to the Honda brand. Through high points and challenging periods, Canard's commitment to racing and his fans has never wavered, and it has been a pleasure having him and mechanic Brent Presnell in the Honda family for the past 10 years. Everyone at Honda wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.