The event served as an opportunity for the Japanese manufacturer to showcase the achievements of its season and for everybody involved to celebrate together in one location.
The thousands of fans enjoyed autograph sessions, a live Q&A with the Honda riders and drivers onstage and also a demonstration run from the World Champion on both the Motegi race course and the oval track. The final ceremony involved Marquez leading the HRC JMX competitors and other Honda riders for a two-lap parade run.
“It’s always good to come to Japan and see our HRC friends!” comments the World Champion. “This time it’s something special, as we celebrated the title together with a very nice party on Friday evening with our sponsors and then some fun in Tokyo!
“Today we went to Motegi very early for the ‘Honda Thanks Day’ event. The weather has been wonderful and we really enjoyed the last day ontrack of this long and exciting season. Now tonight we will fly back to Europe as tomorrow we will go to Monte Carlo for the FIM Gala Ceremony!”