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New Southeast Asian Riders for MotoGP World Championship 2019

New Southeast Asian Riders for MotoGP World Championship 2019

In order to discover and nurture from the Asia region riders to compete at the highest levels of competition, Honda is participating in the FIM* MotoGP World Championship Moto2 class, and Moto3 class as Honda Team Asia.

Honda has announced its teams to compete in the 2019 FIM Moto2 World Championship (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia), and the Moto3 World Championship (Honda Team Asia.)

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia welcomes Indonesian rider Dimas Ekky Pratama and Thai rider Somkiat Chantra, and will be competing in the 2019 Moto2 season with these two riders.


Pratama currently races for the Astra Honda Racing Team in the FIM CEV Moto2 European Championship. Chantra races for Asia Talent Team in the FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship. Both riders are the pride of their countries.

Meet them personally through this quotes:

Dimas Ekky Pratama | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“To be able to compete in one full season in the Grand Prix race in Moto2 class is a valuable opportunity that I am looking forward to. The challenge will be very different from the CEV Moto2 because the engine is different. Even so, armed with my previous experience of performing in the CEV Moto2 class and the wild card GP Moto2, I will try to adapt quickly and give my best performance in GP Moto2 next year. My target in GP Moto2 next year is to perform optimally and be able to score points. I hope next season will be a good season for me and the team. Thanks to Honda for giving me this opportunity, Astra Honda Racing Team for the support and cooperation over the past 4 years at FIM CEV Moto2, my sponsors, and also families who always support and pray for the best.”

Somkiat Chantra | MotoGP
Somkiat Chantra | MotoGP

Somkiat Chantra | IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

“First I would like to thank Honda, the team and our sponsors to give this big opportunity to me. I’m very pleased to join Moto2 racing next season, and proud to join this team. I’m hoping to get good results in opening round, so I will try my best to train, practice and adapt to the bike as fast as I can.”

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