Apico Racing make the switch to Honda and reveal 2024 rider line up
2024 will see the new-look Apico Honda race team with a lineup of Martin Barr and Tom Grimshaw in the MX1 class at the Dirtstore British Motocross Championship and the Motul Fastest 40 British Motocross Championship as well as other selected race events.
The partnership between Apico and Honda Motorcycles UK Off Road is now forged for many years to come. After negotiations, the deal was done between Apico’s Directors Dylan Brown and Anna Eriksson with Honda’s Graham Foster-Vigors, which will create synergies between the brands not only on the racetrack but in business too.
Dylan Brown: “I’ve personally been a Honda enthusiast since purchasing my first race bike over thirty years ago and it is one of the main brands I’ve been involved with in my racing career. It’s been a dream of mine to run our own Honda race team so after the deal put to myself and Anna from Honda UK, it was too good an opportunity to turn down. We have an MX1-only deal, and the chance came along to sign Tom Grimshaw, a rider we have sponsored since he started out on 65’s several years ago and who is developing into a fantastic professional rider. Martin has many years of experience and shown last season that he’s still able to compete at the top level of British Motocross. I feel we have the perfect blend to make an assault on the British Championships”.
Graham Foster-Vigors: “I’ve noticed the work and visibility Dylan and his team have put in over the years and we are excited to announce a partnership between Apico Factory Racing and Honda UK, two companies that supply products, support and expertise to the UK Dealer Network in all Off-Road Sporting activities. Looking back to when Honda first connected with Apico in 1986, where they supplied clothing for the British Youth & Adult Motocross Race Teams, it solidifies the partnership through history even more for me. With both Tom and Martin, I believe as people we have two great ambassadors for the Honda brand who are capable of great results, and I hope to see them in the hunt for podiums next season and welcome the Apico team onboard with their assault on the UK British Championship series”.
Words: Press Release