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08 Mar 2019
Honda Asia-Dream Racing Partners with SHOWA
Sepang, Malaysia: The Honda Group of Companies in Asia & Oceania announced that SHOWA CORPORATION, a manufacturer of automotive and motorcycle suspension systems, has become the official team sponsor of Honda Asia-Dream Racing. With this collaboration, the racing team’s name is now officially Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA.

SHOWA CORPORATION is widely recognized for the high-quality suspension products it provides to major motorcycle and automobile manufacturers. The new partnership will support Honda Asia-Dream Racing, which is Honda’s primary racing team in the Asia & Oceania motorsports scene.

The Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team, which is recruiting top personnel from Honda subsidiaries and other Honda racing teams across the Asia & Oceania region, is led by former MotoGP racer Makoto Tamada as team manager, with Zaqhwan Zaidi from Malaysia as team rider of the CBR1000RR SP2 racing machine. The team will compete in the inaugural Asia Superbike 1000cc class at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019, as well as in two other famous international races — in the Japan Superbike 1000cc class at the All-Japan Road Race Championship 2019 and in the Suzuka 8-hour Endurance Race 2019.

With the Honda and SHOWA CORPORATION collaboration, Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA will strive to deliver the best race results to realize the dream of having a Honda team and its riders become a challenger in world-class motorcycle racing.


About Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Members of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA in 2019:

Position Name Organization
Team Manager Mr. Makoto Tamada -
Assistant Team Manager Mr. Zulhelmi Bin Ahmad Boon Siew Honda Sdn., Bhd.
Team Rider Mr. Muhammad Zaqhwan Bin Zaidi -
Chief Mechanic Mr. Mohamad Redzuan Bin Kamis Boon Siew Honda Sdn., Bhd.
Team Mechanic Mr. Donny Kurnian Syah PT Astra Honda Motor
Team Mechanic Mr. Sittichai Kanivas A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.
Team Mechanic Mr. Prabhakaran Paranjothi Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt., Ltd.
PR and Team Coordinator Ms. Ramida Laohajatuporn A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.
 

Race model:  CBR1000RR SP2

2018 results:
-       17th overall, JSB1000, All-Japan Road Race Championship
-       7th overall, Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race

2019 races:
-       FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019, Asia Superbike1000cc
-       All-Japan Road Race Championship 2019, Japan Superbike 1000cc
-       Suzuka 8-hours Endurance Race


Profile of Key Personnel at Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA:

Makoto Tamada
Team Manager, Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Birthdate:          4 November 1976
Country:            Japan

Summary of career in motorsports:

Team rider career
1995-1998         GP250, All-Japan Road Race Championship
1999-2002         Superbike, All-Japan Road Race Championship
2003-2007         MotoGP, Road Race Championship
2008-2009         World Superbike Championship
2010-2012         Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race
2013-2014        SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship

Team manager career
2014-2017       Satu HATI Honda Team Asia, for Suzuka 8-Hours Endurance Race
2018                 Honda Asia-Dream Racing Team, for JSB1000, All-Japan Road Race Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race


Zaqhwan Zaidi
Rider, Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Birthdate:          20 July 1995
Country:            Malaysia

Career highlights:
2014                 Champion, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
                         Champion, CP130, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

2015                 Moto2 World Championship (4 rounds)
                         10th overall, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship

2016                 Champion, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
                         4th overall, CP130, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

2017                 2nd overall,SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
                         10th overall, CP130, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

2018                 17th overall, JSB1000, All-Japan Road Race Championship
                         7th overall, Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race
 
Honda Group of Companies in Asia & Oceania collaborating on the Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA:   
    - A.P. Honda Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
    - Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
    - Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt., Ltd. (India)
    - PT Astra Honda Motor (Indonesia)
    - Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
    - Honda Philippines Inc. (The Philippines)
    - Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment Pty., Ltd. (Australia)



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Malaysia
08 Mar 2019
Honda Asia-Dream Racing Partners with SHOWA
Sepang, Malaysia: The Honda Group of Companies in Asia & Oceania announced that SHOWA CORPORATION, a manufacturer of automotive and motorcycle suspension systems, has become the official team sponsor of Honda Asia-Dream Racing. With this collaboration, the racing team’s name is now officially Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA.

SHOWA CORPORATION is widely recognized for the high-quality suspension products it provides to major motorcycle and automobile manufacturers. The new partnership will support Honda Asia-Dream Racing, which is Honda’s primary racing team in the Asia & Oceania motorsports scene.

The Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA team, which is recruiting top personnel from Honda subsidiaries and other Honda racing teams across the Asia & Oceania region, is led by former MotoGP racer Makoto Tamada as team manager, with Zaqhwan Zaidi from Malaysia as team rider of the CBR1000RR SP2 racing machine. The team will compete in the inaugural Asia Superbike 1000cc class at the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019, as well as in two other famous international races — in the Japan Superbike 1000cc class at the All-Japan Road Race Championship 2019 and in the Suzuka 8-hour Endurance Race 2019.

With the Honda and SHOWA CORPORATION collaboration, Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA will strive to deliver the best race results to realize the dream of having a Honda team and its riders become a challenger in world-class motorcycle racing.


About Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Members of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA in 2019:

Position Name Organization
Team Manager Mr. Makoto Tamada -
Assistant Team Manager Mr. Zulhelmi Bin Ahmad Boon Siew Honda Sdn., Bhd.
Team Rider Mr. Muhammad Zaqhwan Bin Zaidi -
Chief Mechanic Mr. Mohamad Redzuan Bin Kamis Boon Siew Honda Sdn., Bhd.
Team Mechanic Mr. Donny Kurnian Syah PT Astra Honda Motor
Team Mechanic Mr. Sittichai Kanivas A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.
Team Mechanic Mr. Prabhakaran Paranjothi Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt., Ltd.
PR and Team Coordinator Ms. Ramida Laohajatuporn A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.
 

Race model:  CBR1000RR SP2

2018 results:
-       17th overall, JSB1000, All-Japan Road Race Championship
-       7th overall, Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race

2019 races:
-       FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019, Asia Superbike1000cc
-       All-Japan Road Race Championship 2019, Japan Superbike 1000cc
-       Suzuka 8-hours Endurance Race


Profile of Key Personnel at Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA:

Makoto Tamada
Team Manager, Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Birthdate:          4 November 1976
Country:            Japan

Summary of career in motorsports:

Team rider career
1995-1998         GP250, All-Japan Road Race Championship
1999-2002         Superbike, All-Japan Road Race Championship
2003-2007         MotoGP, Road Race Championship
2008-2009         World Superbike Championship
2010-2012         Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race
2013-2014        SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship

Team manager career
2014-2017       Satu HATI Honda Team Asia, for Suzuka 8-Hours Endurance Race
2018                 Honda Asia-Dream Racing Team, for JSB1000, All-Japan Road Race Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race


Zaqhwan Zaidi
Rider, Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA

Birthdate:          20 July 1995
Country:            Malaysia

Career highlights:
2014                 Champion, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
                         Champion, CP130, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

2015                 Moto2 World Championship (4 rounds)
                         10th overall, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship

2016                 Champion, SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
                         4th overall, CP130, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

2017                 2nd overall,SS600, Asia Road Racing Championship
                         10th overall, CP130, Malaysian Cub Prix Championship

2018                 17th overall, JSB1000, All-Japan Road Race Championship
                         7th overall, Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race
 
Honda Group of Companies in Asia & Oceania collaborating on the Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA:   
    - A.P. Honda Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
    - Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
    - Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt., Ltd. (India)
    - PT Astra Honda Motor (Indonesia)
    - Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
    - Honda Philippines Inc. (The Philippines)
    - Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment Pty., Ltd. (Australia)