Jo Shimoda is joining the Honda factory race team. The two-year deal puts Shimoda aboard a CRF250R for both Supercross and the Pro Motocross series. Shimoda, a Japanese native has scored wins across Supercross and the AMA Pro Motocross series.
I’m super-stoked to join Honda’s factory team,” Shimoda said. “I feel like I’ve progressed a lot since I was with Factory Connection, and I hope that I can take the next step in my career, to win an AMA championship. I’m friends with the Lawrence brothers since we were teammates at Factory Connection, and they’ve shown that the bikes are capable of winning at the highest level. We’ve already started testing for 2024, and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
Shimoda will join teammates Jett and Hunter Lawrence and Chance Hymas.