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Honda Asia-Dream Racing Partners with SHOWA


Sepang, Malaysia – 8 March 2019: 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.


Members of the Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA pose with the CBR1000RR SP2 racing machine, which was displaying the SHOWA logo, at the first round of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship 2019 in Malaysia.

Malaysian rider Zaqhwan Zaidi of Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA on the CBR1000RR SP2.


Reference: 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.
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:

2019 races:

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:

For more information:


Please visit our Website:

www.boonsiewhonda.com.my


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or Toll-Free line at 1800-88-3993 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, exclude Public Holiday)


About Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd.

Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Oriental Holdings Bhd, began operations in September 2008 with the dual aims to consolidate motorcycle production and sales in Malaysia and to achieve higher customer satisfaction and efficiency. Prior to the emergence of the new company, Boon Siew Sdn. Bhd. was responsible for the manufacturing and wholesale business of Honda motorcycle products in Malaysia. While envisioning collaboration with other Honda companies in worldwide, Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. will strengthen its competitiveness and strive to provide products and services, exceeding the customers’ expectations.


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