2020年01月10日

Notice of concluding motorsport sponsorship contract

We are informing you that Keihin Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Keiichi Aida) has concluded several motorsport sponsorship contracts as following.

In Japan, We will announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Real Racing Super GT series GT500 class as last year, in addition that, entered into a partnership agreement with SI Racing All-Japan Road Championship series JSB1000 class, ST1000 class, Suzuka 8-hour endurance race.
We will also contract with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing NTT INDYCAR Series in North America.
Through this sponsorship activity, we will strive to enhance Keihin brand name as well as share the dream and passion with the stakeholders and lead this to improve corporate value by this being a symbol of challenge.
We ask you to please cheer for us!

◆ Team structure ◆
【Automotive】
◆SUPER GT Series GT500 class

◆NTT IndyCar Series

 

【Motorcycle】
◆MFJ ALL JAPAN ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP JSB1000 class

◆MFJ ALL JAPAN ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP ST1000 class

◆Team Comment
【Automotive】
KEIHIN REAL RACING

 

Katsutomo Kaneishi, Director
Thank you for supporting us all the time. I am so glad to join SUPER GT as KEIHIN REAL RACING. we will be able to fight under the same conditions as rivals by new FR machine and no weight handicap. Our machine become much more than faster in the second half of last season. We will be able to make full use of our experience at 2019, make competitive machine, keep fast and hope to make a good result.
We are pleased to confirm its driver line-up Tsukakoshi and Bagguette for the 2020. Our team is determined to become the series champion with the strongest driver combination. We truly thank you for your support!

Koudai Tsukakoshi, Driver
I am very happy to be able to drive KEIHIN REAL RACING in 2020. A new challenge starts with a new FR machine. It was first year working with Baguettes last year. We showed the high potential of our machine.
We want to be more strong with new machines and do my best to become a series champion, not just one win on this season.

Bertrand Baguette, Driver
It has been a great pleasure to represent the Keihin colors in Super GT last year and glad to see the support of the Keihin fans all around the tracks. Even if the result was not the one, we showed really good speed during last season. I hope we can get even more support on this season as we will try to put the blue colors on the top spot of the podium as much as possible. Thank you very much.

 

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Takuma Sato, Driver
It is fantastic to have Keihin back with us for 2020. I thank to great support from Japan.

Graham Rahal, Driver
Keihin has been an important partner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing since the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and we are very happy to continue the relationship for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.  We are looking forward to the start of the season and the opportunity to earn much success together.

 

【Motorcycle】
Keihin Honda Dream SI Racing

Shinichi Ito, Director
I’m now a team manager instead of a rider, but I’m very happy to be able to join the race with Keihin for the first time in 10 years.
The team will be the One Team to expand the Keihin brand, and will challenge the series champion and the top prize winners at the Suzuka 8 Hours.
Thank you for your support.

Ryuichi Kiyonari, Rider (JSB1000 class)
I’m very grateful that Keihin Honda Dream SI Racing, led by Ito team Director, will be participating in the All Japan Road Race Championship JSB1000 class this year. It’s a new challenge, but it’s also very excited.
With the support from Keihin, we can join the race with an encouraging team, so we’ll do our best to run fast, aim for the championship and the series champion.

Kazuma Watanabe, Rider (JSB1000 class)
I’m honored and very pleased to be selected as a rider for Keihin Honda Dream SI Racing.
When I was in my teens, I clearly remember seeing Ito san, with longing eyes, ride Keihin-colored vehicle and being called the “Absolute Champion”. I can’t wait to ride the Keihin-colored new CBR1000RR-R.
I understand that the hurdles required of rider are very high, but I want to work hard to keep up with the expectations of all fans, sponsors, and team.

Kosuke Sakumoto, Rider (ST1000 class)
I’m very happy to be able to join as a member of Keihin Honda Dream SI Racing this season.
I thank to everyone who participated in participating. As the ST1000 will be a new class this season, there are still a lot of things to learn. I want to work hard as a team. Thank you for your support.

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