Akira Narita to Compete in AMA Supercross

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Akira Narita will be heading to the U.S. to compete in the first few rounds of the 2013 Supercross series starting with the season opener at Anaheim stadium. Narita, 33, is the current All Japan National Motocross Series champion, but he's no stranger to that title: he's won a remarkable eight All Japan National Motocross Series championships starting in 2002 when he won his first title in the 250 class.

Narita will be competing aboard a Honda CRF450R for Team HRC (Honda Racing Corporation). Narita sees his participation is the U.S. Supercross series as a way to boost his riding to the next level. "Supercross racing in the U.S. is the highest level of the sport, and the best possible training for me prior to the All Japan championship," said Narita. "I appreciate the support of HRC and American Honda in my racing here."

While this HRC effort is separate from American Honda, you can find Narita's support rig parked with the Team Honda Muscle Milk trucks so the teams can work together to assist Narita in his quest to compete in the most competitive Supercross field in the world. Look for this multi-time Japanese champion on the starting line at Anaheim 1 on January 5, 2013.

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