Confirmed: 114 Motorsports Honda reveal 2022 rider line up

After a very successful 2021 season highlighted by the 5 podiums of the rising Spanish talent, Ruben Fernandez in the MX2 World Championship, Team Honda 114 Motorsports will be even stronger for the new 2022 campaign!

After a stunning debut in Mantova this year in the MXGP class Ruben Fernandez will step up to MXGP World Championship for 2022 on board his new CRF450RW ready to fight for the top positions of the most competitive class on the planet.

Besides Fernandez in MXGP, Team 114 Motorsports will line up in the MX2 class the young, Norwegian talent, Hakon Fredriksen who impressed this year securing 2 wins and 4 podiums in the EMX250 despite being only 19 years old.

Again for the 2022 season Team 114 Motorsports will line up two ladies in the WMX World Championship with the confirmation of the Aussie, Tahlia O’Hare who finished in the top 10 in the championship this year and looking for more in 2022 and the new recruit, the very young Norwegian Martine Hughes who will make her debut in this class in 2022.

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Ruben: I will be riding for 114 motorsports for the 2022 season. Considering the good results we got last year and how good I felt with everyone on the team I am happy I am able to work with them for another year. Looking forward to this upcoming new season

Hakon: I’m really excited about the new team and the new challenge stepping up to MX2. I really appreciate the opportunity! Everyone is super nice and motivated so I think we can do great things together. Also having Ruben and TJ as teammates is going to be good, I think we can push each other to a higher level. It’s cool going back to the roots riding Honda again, it’s where my racing career started. The new bike feels amazing, I’ve ridden it a few times now and already from the first test I felt comfortable! Looking forward to make it even better over the winter with the crew. Can’t wait to go racing!

TJ: I’m excited for the second year together with the team to keep making progress and putting some nice races together. I like how everyone in the team works together and am happy to have the opportunity to continue.

Livia Lancelot Team Manager: After a successful season in 2021 , I’m really happy to line up next season with Ruben again but on the 450cc this time. I’m sure that this class will suit him better. I’m also really happy to keep working with Tahlia, she didn’t have the time to show all her potential yet so I’m happy that we have more time. Then we have Two new riders in the Team with Hakon and Martine, I can’t wait to start working with all of them.

Gordon Crockard: With the 2021 season concluded only some weeks ago and the 2022 season set to start racing soon, the off season is minimal and the team have little time to rest and recharge. We have confidence that the team will be ready and give our riders their best opportunity to maximise their potential entering into the up-shift of categories for both Ruben to MXGP and Hakon to MX2. Ruben has the task of mastering the mighty 450 class and showed us already he has the minerals necessary, however this is his rookie year and with such a short off season we have to act with patience and take steps respectfully. Hakon returns to the Honda family onboard the all new CRF250R, colours I fondly remember him representing as an EMX150 race winner in the Honda 150 European Championship. MX2 is a step up for Hakon, but with the new CRF250R and the team structure, I think he has his best opportunity to showcase himself well.

Words: Press Release

Pic: Infront Moto Racing/MXGP