This will mark the third stint that the Swede has served as a substitute rider aboard a CRF450R for the factory team. While pitting under the Team Honda HRC tent in 2015, Noren posted his career-best finishes, including a fifth-place moto result at Minnesota’s Spring Creek MX Park for seventh overall. He also notched a seventh overall at Michigan’s RedBud National.
“We’re excited to have Freddie back under our tent,” said Team Honda HRC manager Dan Betley. “We have a longstanding relationship with him, so he understands our bike and program, which has been a big asset to our team over the years. I’m confident in his ability to deliver solid results through the final rounds of the season. I’d also like to thank Rocky Mountain MC Honda for making Freddie available to us.”
“I’m happy to get another chance to fill in with Team Honda HRC,” Noren said. “The relationship I have with Honda is awesome. Everyone on the racing team is great, and I’m very thankful for the opportunities they’ve given me. I’m looking forward to giving my best effort and to working together with the team to keep improving.”