Chase Sexton Officially leaves Honda HRC

MXoN USA 2022, RedBud, Rider: Sexton

One of the worst-kept secrets of the season has to do with Chase Sexton’s departure from Honda HRC. The reigning AMA Supercross champion will defend his title next year in the colors of KTM Red Bull. It’s ironic to think that it took Honda almost twenty years to return to glory and they won’t be able to sport the #1 on their bikes.

Sexton leaves Honda as one of the best riders of the year, having won the AMA Supercross premier class title for the first time since Ricky Carmichael in 2003.

“Man it’s been one heck of a ride with the Honda family! Lots of ups and downs, two 250 SX titles, One 450 SX title, and tons of memories that will last a lifetime. Riding for Honda HRC was always a dream for me, and to make that a reality is really something special.”

Sexton joined Honda in late 2015 in the finals stages of his amateur career with the Factory Connection team. In 2016 he would graduate from the amateur divisions with a Loretta Lynn’s title in the Open Pro Sport class and a runner-up finish in 250A. The following year he signed with the GEICO Honda pro team. Two years later he became a back-to-back 250SX East Region champion.

In 2022, Sexton grbedd his maiden Main Event in the 450SX class (San Diego) and then finished 2nd in the AM Pro Motocross standings in one of the closest battles in the history. The same season Chase won the Motocross of Nations with Eli Tomac and Justin Cooper. Finally, in 2023 he brought for Honda the first AMA Supercross title in almost two decades.

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