I'm certainly happy to see (some semblance of corporate) Honda back in US racing, but, much like how Ten Kate is supported primarily by Honda Europe, this deal seems to be backed predominantly by American Honda with HRC/Honda Japan functioning more as a conduit of info/data between race programs with maybe a little in-house hardware development here and there--which is to say, a far cry from the days of full-on HRC built and developed racebikes shipped to factory teams around the world. Which is (then) to say, I don't see support akin to the Graves Yamahas and Yosh Suzukis, so, at present, it's hard for me to see much near-term success. I suspect that "HRC" decal solely/largely denotes the presence of the "professional race teams only" SP2 race kit, along with the phone # to dial in to the weekly race teams' conference call. Sidebar: I continue to wonder how much Honda's continued struggles in F1 have drained, and continue to drain, resources--money and minds--from their 2-wheel racing programs overall. But, you gotta start somewhere, and it *is* a start.