Fresh off of participating in an unveiling event for the 2019 family of Honda CRF models, Team Honda HRC riders Ken Roczen and Cole Seely and substitute rider Christian Craig are headed to the squad’s home race at Southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway. (Seely, who is still recovering from injury, will be there to support his colleagues and participate in PR activities.) A number of American Honda associates will be in attendance at the venue, which is known for its giant ascents and descents.
Having notched a 250MX runner-up overall finish at the AMA Pro Motocross series opener, GEICO Honda's Jeremy Martin heads to Glen Helen looking for another podium result. He’ll be joined by teammates Chase Sexton (who rode the 2019 CRF250R on stage during Honda’s unveiling event this week) and RJ Hampshire, both of whom are eager to improve upon their showings at Hangtown.
Red Bull Honda is aiming to get their World SBK season back on track this weekend as Leon Camier and Jake Gagne prepare to take on Donington Park. A rigorous recovery regime following his accident in round 3 wasn't enough to allow Camier to race at the previous round, but following another two weeks of treatment, the British star is in better physical condition. Camier is hopeful of completing the whole race weekend, but the real test to gauge his fitness will come during Friday's free practice sessions. Riding the other CBR1000RR SP2, Jake Gagne is facing the challenge of yet again visiting a circuit he hasn't raced at previously, but the American rookie has proven that he is a quick learner.
Having spent much of the past week participating in a Baja trail ride with his JCR Honda team, and introducing the 2019 CRF450RX during American Honda’s unveiling event, Trevor Bollinger now heads to the Millfield, Ohio, round of the GNCC series. One of the longest-running stops on the schedule, the race is held at Sunday Creek Raceway, and Bollinger will be looking to continue his unblemished stretch of top-five finishes this season.
One of the many Honda teams in attendance at this week’s 2019 CRF Collective event, SLR Honda has since dispersed, with most of the team heading south of the border to pre-run for next week’s Baja 500, while Derek Kelly travels to Utah to campaign the Pro class in this weekend’s WORCS round at Iron Mine Race Park. Located in Cedar City, the scenic venue should host some good racing this weekend. JCR Honda’s Preston Campbell will also be on hand, competing in Pro 2 Lites aboard a CRF250R.
Kevin Strollings Jr.
After the Daytona TT, two Miles, two Half-Miles, and a Short Track, it's TT Time again for the AFT Singles at Springfield. On Saturday they'll race adjacent to the Mile oval, with Red Riders like Kevin Strollings Jr. and Brandon Price looking to become the first AFT Singles repeat winner of 2018. During a year when anything can happen, the 2018 season has seen six different winners in the first six races.