News 29 Sep 2023

450SX title-holder Sexton confirms Team Honda HRC departure

Biggest move of 2024 takes another step closer ahead of October.

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Defending Monster Energy Supercross champion Chase Sexton has officially confirmed he’s departing Team Honda HRC, entering the 2024 pre-season.

Sexton, 24, has been part of the Honda system since his amateur career and clinched a first-career 450SX title in May at the Salt Lake City finals.

Ongoing speculation has constantly linked Sexton to a high-profile switch to KTM as the effective replacement of Cooper Webb, which would in turn open the door for Hunter Lawrence to join brother Jett to lead Honda’s factory 450 roster.

“Man, it’s been one heck of a ride with the Honda family!” Sexton said. “Lots of ups and downs, two 250SX titles, one 450SX title, and tons of memories that will last a lifetime.

“Riding for Honda HRC was always a dream for me and to make that a reality is really something special. Thank you to each and every one of those team members that made my four-year run there so special.”

The beginning of October is when teams traditionally announce their rider line-ups for the upcoming season, in line with when existing contracts expire leading into off-season testing and preparation ahead of Anaheim 1 in January.