Success can be defined by many things, including the sacrifices and achievements, setbacks and progress, and the cumulative result of a team’s many moving parts. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better example of all the intricacies of success than with the story of Team Honda HRC’s performance in the 2023 Supercross and Pro Motocross racing seasons, where they etched their names in the annals of the sport’s history. Wiseco Performance Products, an 80+ year veteran in racing and high-performance piston technology and a proud partner of Team Honda HRC, is incredibly proud to have played a pivotal role in this adrenaline-pumping journey.
The prowess of Team Honda HRC’s now-Champions—Chase Sexton, Jett Lawrence, and Hunter Lawrence—captivated fans and rivals alike. The Supercross season witnessed the team’s extraordinary accomplishments, with Chase Sexton securing the 450SX Class Championship. Not to be outdone, the Lawrence brothers dominated the 250SX West and 250SX East regional Championships, showcasing a family legacy of speed and skill. This milestone alone was enough for the record books, as this was the first time a single manufacturer’s team had won all three Championships in the same season.
As the Supercross dust settled, the motocross community braced for the Pro Motocross season—a new chapter where Team Honda HRC’s talents would truly shine. Jett Lawrence’s ascent to the 450 Class created a buzz of anticipation, and he delivered beyond expectations. In an awe-inspiring feat, Jett achieved a flawless season, conquering every moto—a feat no rookie in the 450 class had ever achieved. His name now rests among the legends of motocross history.
Hunter Lawrence displayed his never-give-up attitude in the Pro Motocross season as well, gripping the 250 Class Championship after a mixed season of triumph and defeat, finally clinching the title honors at final round in Indiana at Ironman MX. The Lawrence brothers’ triumphs painted a picture of dedication, determination, and a desire for victory not only for themselves, but for the irreplaceable contributions of the entire team.
Yet, the narrative extended beyond the racetrack. Team Honda HRC scripted history, emerging as the first-ever manufacturer and single team to clinch all five major Championships across both Supercross and Pro Motocross in a single year. This extraordinary achievement is a testament to the team’s collaborative spirit, unwavering commitment, and an ensemble of exceptional partners.
In the intricate world of motocross, the marriage of power and endurance is paramount. Wiseco’s cutting-edge piston technology played a pivotal role in fine-tuning Team Honda HRC’s machines, ensuring the perfect balance of power, durability, and consistency. The relentless pursuit of excellence shared by Team Honda HRC and Wiseco paved the path for these extraordinary victories.
“Wiseco is incredibly proud to have been a part of this historic season of racing with Team Honda HRC,” stated the Wiseco Team. “Our partnership signifies a commitment to pushing boundaries, and we’re excited to continue this journey together.”
As the checkered flag waved on the 2023 season of normal racing and we look ahead to the SMX playoffs and finale, Wiseco extends its immense congratulations and gratitude to Team Honda HRC for their remarkable achievements. The shared dedication to pushing limits, striving for perfection, and embracing innovation resulted in a season that will resonate throughout motocross history.