HRC Race Development & Operations
Shuhei Nakamoto arrived in Honda Racing Corporation in 1983, working as Large Project leader on many successful assignments in World Grand Prix and Superbike Racing. He has developed a vast experience in both World Grand Prix and F1, where he worked as Technical Director from 2002 to 2008. In 2009… read more.
HRC Director - General Manager Race Operations Management Division
Tetsuhiro Kuwata arrived in Honda Racing Corporation in 2011 as Chief Engineer of Technology Development Division. He joined Honda Motor in 2000, working on the Automobile R&D Centre for the F1 Project. From 2005 and 2008 he was Engine Development Engineer and Test Team Lead Engineer at the Honda Racing… read more.
HRC Director – General Manager Business Support Division
Naoki Hattori joined Honda Racing Corporation in 2014. He is Director responsible for sales of production motorcycles for racing, parts sourcing, development management and finance.
HRC Director - General Manager Technology Development Division
Shinichi Kokubu joined the Honda Racing Corporation in 1986, working in the Development Department on the 500c, TT F1 and TT F3 projects. From 1996 to 2001 he was Project Leader for the NSR500 frame, and he was general Project Leader for the NSR500 in 2002. In 2003, he was… read more.
Team Principal / Communications and Marketing Director
2013 was Livio Suppo’s maiden year as Team Principal of the Repsol Honda Team. As requirements for exposure and advertising increase in MotoGP, the role of Team Principal has broadened from a mere head of machine development to a powerful role as the manager of communication and marketing. In 2014… read more.
Takeo Yokoyama has been in the Honda family since 1996. He left to study in the USA in 2002 and rejoined HRC in 2004 working as a Chassis designer. After three years working as Dani Pedrosa’s track engineer, last year he stepped up to the role of Technical Director and… read more.