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Honda has the great pleasure to announce the partnership with the Assomotor Honda team for 2017, to compete the FIM Motocross World Championship, with a renewed and competitive riders line-up.

Valentin Guillod after a rookie year in MXGP joins the Honda Team aboard the CRF450R in 2017and together with Alessandro Lupino, who raced for the Assomotor Honda team also in 2016 will complete the line up.

In 2017 Alberto Forato and Mathys Boisramè will join the new born in Team Assomotor, the Assomotor Honda Junior team.

Team Assomotor was founded in 1991 by Alfredo Bevilacqua, who himself competed in the Italian Enduro championship and the relationship with Honda started in 2001.

In 2015 the team left Supermoto for motocross and joined the MXGP championship with Alessandro Lupino and Kei Yamamoto. This year Alfredo bevilacqua started the Assomotor Honda Junior team with Alberto Forato competing in the European and Italian Championships, and in 2017 the squad will compete in MXGP, the Swiss and Italian MXGP National Motocross Championships with Guillod and Lupino respectively, and the French and Italian MX2 National Motocross Championships with Boisramè and Forato.

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Alfredo Bevilacqua, Assomotor Honda Team Manager: “I’m really honoured to become a member of the Honda family with only two years of experience in the Motocross World Championship. With Honda Motor Europe, we are very excited to bring into the team Valentin Guillod for the next season in MXGP along with Alessandro Lupino, and in the European Championship, we believe that we have a good line up with Mathys Boisramè and Alberto Forato. I’m very happy for this new cooperation with Honda Motor Europe, and I’m sure that we will be able to achieve good results with this strong team next season.”

Valentin Guillod: “I’m really happy to be part of the Honda family, and I’m really looking forward to trying this new CRF450R. I watched Bobryshev riding on it the last GPs, and it was impressive. I’m going to ride for the first time out on the Honda CRF450R at the Geneva Supercross 2-3 December 2016, and I will do all that I can do to represent Honda and the team in the best way in the MXGP class.”

Mathys Boisramè: “It’s a pleasure to ride the CRF250R, the handling of the CRF250R is fantastic. I’m really happy to be part of the Honda family and it’s a new challenge for me, so I look forward to next season and doing my best. I’m excited for next year  and I want to thank Honda and the Assomotor Team for this opportunity.”

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