Press Releases

Off Road Racing


Oct 14 2010

Reed opts for Honda CRF450R in Oz Supercross series

Multiple World Supercross and 2009 AMA Motocross Champion Chad Reed has announced his decision to ride a Honda CRF450R in the coming Newcastle round of the Australian Supercross Championships kicking off this weekend.


Oct 11 2010

Big trophy haul for Honda team at junior nationals

The Thor Honda Junior Development Team wrapped up the 2010 Honda Junior National Motocross Championships with three hard earned title wins, one 2nd and two 3rds after numerous tough battles on the hard packed Lake Macquarie circuit.


Sept 15 2010

Count-down is on for 2010 Honda Australian Junior MX Championships

The count-down is well and truly on for the 2010 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships, kicking off on 25 September to 2 October at the Lake Macquarie Motor Bike Club. Entries have now closed and final instructions will be posted on the club website soon , and with a total of 456 riders and 672 bikes confirmed it will be a massive weekend of racing.


July 6 2010

8 x Time Champion Troy Dorron passing his knowledge on to future champions

Troy Dorron will be at the next Honda Smart school in Blue Rock, Moe, Victoria on the of the 10th of July for a 1 day Honda Smart school.


Jun 29 2010

More Honda Smart Schools Booked for the East Coast

Honda's SMART Accredited Rider Training Schools are committed to fostering young motocross and supercross talent, providing a perfect environment to learn and practice under controlled conditions.


Jun 16 2010

Honda placed seven out of top ten at Finke

Honda riders supported by Desert Edge Racing have finished seven out of the top ten in the 35th annual Finke Desert Race run over the Queen's Birthday weekend.


Jun 10 2010

Dates for 2010 Honda Grom's and Girls on the Gas Released

The 2010 running of the Honda Girls on the Gas and Honda Grom's on the Gas Competitions are set and ready to get under way with the series kicking off in Queensland on July 3rd and 4th.


Jun 2 2010

Honda Mounted Brit Brad Anderson Sweeps AUS MX Round 5

Current British Motocross Champion Brad Anderson caused a major upset at the Raymond Terrace, Newcastle round of the Australian Motocross Championships this past weekend by winning every moto on a relatively stock standard Honda CRF450R.


Apr 8 2010

Honda Celebrates Five Years Of The Hattah

Honda Australia will celebrate their fifth year as naming right’s sponsor for the Hattah Desert event to be held in July near Mildura, VIC.


Apr 6 2010

Honda’s Baja Champion Hengeveld Confirmed For Finke

Seven-time Baja 1000 outright winner Steve Hengeveld has confirmed his 2010 Finke desert race entry.


Mar 22 2010

Scriven’s Racing Returns To The MX Nationals

After a twelve-month break, Scriven’s Consolidated Industries (Scrivo’s Honda) of Kerang, Victoria, is returning to the Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals with the 2010 Scriven’s Honda Racing Team comprising of Bacchus Marsh locals Mark Grove competing in the Pro Lites and Stephen Spark in the Under 19s class.


Mar 18 2010

Dean Ferris Opts Up For Horsham Motocross Season Opener

Honda CRF450R motocross rider Dean Ferris has been training hard both on and off the bike to get ready for a big move up to the Pro Open class at Round 1 of the MX Nationals at Horsham, Vic on March 28th.


Mar 11 2010

Aj Roberts Ready For Season Face Off At Port Macquarie

Anthony ‘AJ’ Roberts has declared himself fit and ready for round one of the Australian Off Road Championships to take place at Port Macquarie, NSW this weekend.


Feb 10 2010

Another Win For Ferris At Sunshine State Round 1

Honda mounted Dean Ferris pulled off another formidable season lead-up win at last weekend’s first round of the Sunshine State Motocross series at Coolum.


Jan 27 2010

DERT’s Dean Ferris Causes Upset For Locals At Deep Well

Dean Ferris, supported by Desert Edge Race Team (DERT) has taken out the trophy for the Deep Well Race in Alice Springs in the toughest of outback conditions.


Jan 13 2010

Aj Roberts Forms New Honda Team To Take On Off Road Titles

Anthony ‘AJ’ Roberts will be riding red again with the announcement that he has formed his own Team to take on the Australian Off Road Championships, Australian Four Day Enduro and other key events on the calendar.


Dec 14 2009

Honda And DERT Launch 2010 Desert Assault

Backed by Honda Australia, the Desert Edge Racing Team has launched an expanded 2010 off-road racing program to feature a massive seven-rider line up, spearheaded by multiple Australian Champion, AJ Roberts.


Nov 30 2009

Mitch Budd Wins 2009 Honda Grom’s On The Gas

New South Wales Honda rider Mitch Budd has taken out a hard fought win in this years Final Showdown of the Honda Grom’s on the Gas Competition.


Oct 6 2009

Honda Junior National MX Championships A Winner For All

The Honda Australian Junior Championships wrapped up last weekend in Newry, Victoria on the infamous Maffra-Sale motocross track, proving to be another highly successful week of competition with over 700 entries vying for national supremacy.


Sept 14 2009

Murphy Dominates WA Grom’s On The Gas

The deep sand of Coastal Park in Western Australia played host on the weekend to the final round of the Honda Grom’s on the Gas Competition for 2009.


Sept 7 2009

Phillips Hungry For Junior Motocross Success In Newry

Since returning from New Zealand where he represented Australia at the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, Tasmanian rider Matthew Phillips is now focusing his attention toward the 2009 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championships.


Aug 31 2009

Jess Gardiner Wins NSW Honda Girls On The Gas

15 year old Richmond rider Jess Gardiner has come out on top after a close battle in the NSW penultimate leg of the Honda Girls on the Gas Competition.


Aug 14 2009

Zac Ainscough Wins Queensland Honda Grom’s On The Gas

In it’s second year running the Honda Grom’s on the Gas Competition is gaining momentum week by week as the national series landed in Coolum, Queensland for last weekend’s penultimate round.


July 7 2009

Honda Sweeps Queensland Motocross Champs

After three rounds of intense competition, the Queensland Motocross Championships wrapped up in Tivoli this weekend past, with Honda riders winning the round, and sweeping the overall results including the Pro Open and Pro Lites titles, plus three additional class wins.


June 19 2009

Woodstock Honda head out west with Confidence!

The Woodstock Honda Thor team is set to compete in the 6th round of the Australian Motocross Championship this coming weekend in Western Australia.


June 10 2009

GHR Honda at 2009 Finke Desert Race

The June long weekend once again saw Australia’s best desert racers converge on Alice Springs for the 34th annual running of the Finke Desert Race.


June 10 2009

Take Off Time With Honda Dollars On Motocross Range

Honda’s CRF-R range has proven to be top of its class time and time again, and to give the growing ranks of competitors a leg up, Honda’s line of motocross machines now come with a bonus.


May 27 2009

Four Honda Juniors To Represent Australia At World MX Champs

Four junior Honda riders have been chosen to represent Australia at the 2009 FIM World Junior Motocross Championships.


May 18 2009

GHR Honda Rider AJ Roberts wins AORC on new CRF450R9

Round 3 of the Australian Offroad Championship had all of Australia’s top off road riders descend on Blayney NSW to do battle.


May 17 2009

Waters Stands Firm In Third In MX Championship

Woodstock Honda Thor Racing’s Todd Waters stands firmly in third place in the Australian Motocross Championship following today’s third round at the Toowoomba Motocross Club (QLD).


May 14 2009

Corey Lucas flies high in 'Sin City' Las Vegas

New South Wales Honda rider Corey Lucas has just returned from the USA where he took on the World's best Amateur Motocross riders in their own backyard at the Las Vegas 'World Mini Grand Prix'.


May 14 2009

Waters’ Happy Home State Return

Woodstock Honda Thor rider, Todd Waters is hoping for a return to the winner’s circle when the 2009 Australian Motocross Championship heads to his home state of Queensland for this weekend’s round three at Toowoomba.


May 14 2009

Landman Deputised For Injured Racer

Popular Victorian motocrosser, Brent Landman has been called into duty by Woodstock Honda Thor Racing to replace injured rider Ford Dale ahead of round three of the Australian Motocross Championship at the Toowoomba Motocross Club (QLD), this weekend.


May 14 2009

Honda Secures Naming Rights For Junior MX Nationals

Once again Honda has stepped in to support junior Motocross riders, becoming the naming rights sponsor for the 2009 Honda Australian Junior Motocross Championship for the ninth time.


Apr 21 2009

Thor Honda Smart Rider Matt Philips Dominates Rookies - World Junior Qualifiers

At the final round of the World Junior Qualifiers, Thor Honda Smart Youth Development rider Matt Philips dominated the entire proceedings with two 1st places and a 2nd in the respective three race format.



Honda Dominates Sunshine State Series

Honda riders dominated the six round Sunshine State Series, Australia’s largest state based motocross series, walking away with three championship titles.



Woodstock Honda Thor Riders In Strong Thirds At Canberra MX

Woodstock Honda Thor racers Ford Dale and Todd Waters each wrapped a third place in the nation’s capital for round two of the Australian Motocross Championship at Fairburn Park (ACT) today, with Dale third overall for the event and Waters ranked third in the championship standings.



Peterson Impressive In His National Debut!

Thor Honda Smart Youth Development Rider Dylan Peterson had an impressive debut in round 1 of the Under 19 MX Nationals.



Online Off Road Tours Go Ahead With 2009 Schedule Despite Fires

Despite significant fire activity in Victoria’s northeast recently, Honda Riders Club of Australia’s (HRCA) Online Off Road Tours has confirmed that its 2009 ride schedule will go ahead as planned.



Honda Rookie Takes Championship Lead & Sets Sights On 2009 MX Title

Woodstock Honda Thor Racing rider Todd Waters made a stunning Pro Open debut winning the 2009 Australian Motocross Championship season opener and taking the series lead at Diamond Park, Wodonga (VIC), today.



Woodstock Honda Thor Motocross set for Championship Opener

With the 2009 MX Nationals kicking off this weekend (April 4th-5th) in Wodonga, Woodstock Honda Thor will be the team to beat following spectacular performances by Ford Dale, Todd Waters and Peter Boyle in recent weeks.



Honda CRF450R Shoots Down The Competition

For the fifth year running, Honda’s CRF450R has won DIRT ACTION Magazine’s (DA) motocross shoot out, a competition that squarely pits the best of the best against each other in equitable, yet supremely tough riding conditions.


Dec 8 2008

Honda Australia’s 2009 Race Plans

Honda Australia has announced that they will be fielding riders in every national road and off road motorcycle Championship in 2009.


Dec 4 2008

Honda Takes Out ADB Manufacturer’s Award in SX Titles

Consistent performances by top ten factory and supported riders including Daniel Reardon, Daniel McCoy, Nathan Crawford, Brent Landman and US import Jeremy McGrath throughout the inaugural Australian Super X Championships resulted in Honda claiming the ADB Manufacturers' Cup for the spectacular seven round series.


Dec 3 2008

Honda Takes Four of Top Ten Spots At Gruelling Gascoyne Dash

The ninth Gascoyne Dash took place in Canarvon WA recently, testing 128 motorcycle and 51 car competitors to their limits whilst nearly 6000 spectators watched across the four days of competition.


Nov 13 2008

Brenton Takes Second In Australian Quad MX Championship

Honda ATV champion Chris Brenton has wrapped up his season with a second place in the Australian Quad Motocross Championships held last month in Smithton, Tasmania.


Oct 28 2008

Jacqui Jones wins NSW Girls on the Gas

For the second year running, Port Macquarie rider Jacqui Jones has won the NSW leg of the Honda Girls on the Gas Competition and in doing so will get to defend her 2007 National crown next weekend in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.


Oct 21 2008

Casuarina Smith Wins SA Girls on the Gas

The Gillman Motocross circuit in metropolitan Adelaide played host to the penultimate round of the Honda Girls on the Gas Competition recently.


Oct 17 2008

Local Honda Dealer Amasses Amazing 13th Beach Race Title

Mick Hansen, Dealer Principal at Redline Honda in Mackay, has won his 13th King of the Beach crown at the annual Grasstree Beach Races.


Oct 16 2008

Ahola Crowned World Enduro Champ for Second Year Running

Mika Ahola has become the World Enduro Champion for the second year running on board his Honda CRF250X.


Oct 14 2008

Kyle Pacey takes out WA Grom’s on the Gas

A sold out WA leg of the Honda Grom’s on the Gas Competition provided the strongest entrant numbers for the whole season.