Erik Kehoe has been around motocross for decades. Team Honda HRC has announced Kehoe will step down as manager of the US factory Honda team, a position he has held since 2018. Kehoe was also manager of the Honda team from 2002 to 2012.
Kehoe started his career as a Honda-backed professional racer in the late 80’s and early 90’s. During Kehoe’s management tenure, the team earned five AMA Pro National Motocross Championships and two AMA Supercross Championships. Most recently, he worked with Jett Lawrence who just wrapped up the AMA Pro Motocross 250 Championship.
“This decision to retire was very difficult, but at the same time, I know it’s time to slow down my pace,” Kehoe said. “I would like to thank American Honda, and [Manager of Sports & Experiential] Brandon Wilson in particular, for giving me the chance to return to the team this last time. I really wanted to help get Honda some positive momentum in supercross and motocross, and this past season, I think the team has enjoyed many successes. I’ve truly enjoyed my time here, but it’s time to focus on some personal projects that I’ve been putting off for some time.”
A replacement for Kehoe has not yet been named.