Honda UK back on board for DL12 Indoor Trial V2.0
Honda UK is the latest major supporter to renew its partnership with the DL12 Indoor Trial and for the second consecutive year will be the event’s exclusive motorcycle manufacturer partner when the action at DL12 Indoor Trial V2.0 gets under way at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena on Saturday 13 January 2024.
Honda UK’s continued backing builds on this year’s successful partnership, that included the Japanese brand providing hospitality for several of its dealers, who also got to meet Repsol Honda riders Toni Bou and Gabriel Marcelli during a private Q+A session.
Beyond Honda UK’s invited guests that included multiple TT winner John McGuinness and triple motocross World Champion David Thorpe, the entire capacity crowd also benefitted from the company’s involvement as they witnessed some amazing and sometimes dramatic action on the now aptly named ‘Honda Hill’ part of the course. Bou himself succumbed to the steep challenge and would later retire from the final due to injury, although the Spanish star has already confirmed that he will be back at Sheffield next January to try to recapture his crown and hopefully record an important early season victory for Honda.
Event co-promoter Dougie Lampkin, who achieved five of his twelve FIM World Championship titles riding for Honda, is delighted to renew the partnership saying: “It is great news to get a global brand like Honda behind us again for the second year in a row. Their support this year was invaluable and allowed us to invest in the new elevated section and race. I am really looking forward to working closely with the Honda UK team again for the 2024 edition and adding to their part of the course.”
Graham Foster-Vigors, Honda UK’s Off-Road Sales Manager, stated: “This year’s DL12 Indoor Trial was a resounding success not only for Honda UK, but also for all the fans, the teams, the industry and the sport as a whole so we are very happy to continue our partnership next year. Honda supported Dougie for much of his career and it is very satisfying to see him continue his success story as the co-promoter of such a high-profile event, that will again include our two factory Trial riders.”
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