Motor Europe has announced that it has committed to a three year agreement with Martin Racing Technology, which has been the number one team Honda in recent years. The new agreement gives continuity and stability for the long-term development in the project of Honda for the Motocross World. Ties with Japan also have been strengthened and have already begun to perform several tests for the season in Japan and Europe. In 2011, Honda will focus all its efforts on the MX1 World Championship, helped by the official factory and by the official support team, LS Honda Racing, both disputing the category Queen. The new signings of Honda, Rui Goncalves and Evgeny Bobryshev, be borne by both with the CRF 450R in the MX1 category. Rui Goncalves made his debut in the category Queen.
In 2009 he ran in the MX2 category suffering difficulties in the first part of the season, had not recovered fully from surgery from corrective shoulder that took. In the second part of the season, however, Rui showed his promise with some horseback strong. The 25 years Portuguese grew stronger as the season progressed and ended the year as a real threat for the podium positions.