The Official Honda HRC Cross-Country Rally Team Was Unveiled Today.

2022 Monster Energy Honda Racing Rally Team Photo

The Official Honda HRC Cross-Country Rally Team was unveiled today. Monster Energy Honda Team is all set to face the new challenges ahead, the toughest of which will be the 2022 Dakar Rally.

The current Dakar Rally championship-winning team were in attendance for the gala presentation of the official Honda HRC teams for the new 2022 season. The revamped Monster Energy Honda Team will be aiming to replicate last season’s win in the world’s toughest race, the Dakar Rally.

The five-season strong partnership between Honda and Monster Energy has resulted in the team not only achieving great successes but also becoming the most admired squad in the Cross-Country Rally bivouac.

Indeed, if anything is tougher than conquering such a mighty goal, it is repeating it. And after last year’s Dakar, it has become abundantly clear that Monster Energy Honda Team are determined to pull off the triumph as many times as they possibly can. For this very reason the team will line up a mix of both youth and experience, making a formidable squad with a high chance of achieving their aim.

In the 2021 Dakar, Monster Energy Honda Team proved themselves to be a resilient outfit, not only winning stages and leading much of the race, but having several riders constantly vying for the top spot. Moreover, the Honda CRF450 RALLY bike facilitated the task, consistently proving its power and reliability and helping the team’s four riders to stay amongst the frontrunners. It will be a hard act to follow, but the foursome are up to the enormous challenge.

2022 Rally Team action shot

Ricky Brabec, American, champion in 2020 and runner-up in 2021, will adorn the #2 plate on his Honda CRF450 RALLY. With four stage wins last year, going from strength to strength throughout the campaign and in the final fray for the overall victory… who could ask for anything more?

View the full report with rider and team manager’s comments plus 17 more photos!