It has been common knowledge for a while now, but RJ Hampshire has just confirmed on social media that he will not be on the GEICO Honda team in 2020. His statement can be read in full below.
“The toughest decision I’ve had to make in my career. My time racing for @FCHonda has come to an end. This team has become family to me and will forever be thankful for the past five and a half years we got to spend together. Thank you Ziggy, Jeff and Mike for taking a chance on me and believing in me every step of the way. The support was always there and will cherish the memories and accomplishments we were able to share together. I wish nothing but the best for this team, the sponsors and everyone that has been involved on this journey! It’s been an honor. THANK YOU @FCHonda @Honda_Powersports_US."
In his final 250MX season with GEICO Honda, Hampshire finished fourth overall and landed on the moto podium three times.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: GEICO Honda