Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda: Team Honda Ready for the 2015 Supercross Season

by Robert Kirkpat ...

Al Lamb’s Dallas Honda -- On November 17, 2014, American Honda officially announced and introduced the 2015 Team Honda lineup at the Castillo Ranch Supercross track during a press event. The spotlight fixated on factory riders Trey Canard and Cole Seely for the race program’s profile, as the team prepares and enthusiastically counts down the days for the 2015 AMA Supercross season.

Honda Team Manager, Dan Betley, kicked off the day’s press event highlighting the triumphant 2014 season finale and reviewing the off-season developments for continuous advancements of the race program. In conjunction with outlining modified processes, Betley announced new personnel, consisting of two significant HRC principals, Motocross Representative Director, Keisuke Inomoto, and Motocross Technical Director, Yasuhiro Yokoyama.

“We’re very excited with the path we’re on right now,” Betley said. “We started from a solid foundation as we headed into the off-season, and since then we’ve worked hard and intelligently. Testing is going well, and with the increased support we’re receiving from HRC, we’re already seeing measureable improvements with the bike and program. We’ll continue working hard right up until the first round of 2015.”

Betley continued on to applaud returning team member, Canard, who has remained with Team Honda throughout his entire 450 career, and welcomed premier-class rookie, Seely, to the Honda Team.

Canard reflected on his long-standing affiliation with Honda in pride and aspirations for the future:

“I’m really proud to continue my long relationship with Honda,” Canard said. “It was great to finish out the 2014 season on a high note, but I’m even more excited for what’s to come. The bike is working better than ever, and it’s amazing to see the team firing on all cylinders. Everyone is really motivated, and we’re expecting great things in 2015.”

Seely exuded whole-hearted enthusiasm and passion:

“It’s an honor to be a part of a team with such an incredible history,” he said. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Team Honda as a substitute rider, but it’s cool to get to officially be a part of it and to see everyone in preparation mode over the off-season. I’ve been working really hard on my fitness, and I can’t wait for January to come.”

Canard and Seely congregated with media representatives for one-on-one interviews and photos after the introductions and technical overview of the 2015 Team Honda CRF450R. Canard and Seely ended the event with photos on the trackand video sessions for the commentators and team sponsors.

The 2015 AMA Supercross season is scheduled for kick off on January 3rd, 2015 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim by Team Honda.

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