With Tom Sykes losing his factory BMW ride to Scott Redding for 2022 and Chaz Davies potentially moving away from Ducati, could both riders be set to join Honda. 

It has already been confirmed that current Honda rider Alvaro Bautista will return to Ducati for next season, while Leon Haslam is expected to make a return to BSB. 

This leaves Team HRC as the only factory team with both seats available as Ducati, Kawasaki and BMW have confirmed their 2022 line-ups, while Yamaha is expected to announce Andrea Locatelli alongside Toprak Razgatlioglu for a second season.  

Sykes is a former world champion (2013), while Davies has won the third most number of races since 2010 behind Sykes and Jonathan Rea - making both riders a valuable option to further improve the Honda project. 

Along with that, both riders have a good relationship with former on-track rival and now team manager Leon Camier. 

Speaking about his future and Honda being a possible destination, Sykes added: "There are some very competitive rides remaining and there’s been some shuffling of seats. 

"All we need to do now is react in a positive way and to try and find the best situation.

"It’s a very big name (Honda) and a fantastic brand. Me and Leon Camier are good mates and old sparring partners, and he understands the game and the level of the riders, so yes, it is a big interest."

Davies also touched on the subject of joining Honda when sitting down with Speedweek.com: "Honda just has to look at my resume. In this championship I won races with three manufacturers and on four different motorcycles: Aprilia, BMW and with the V2 and V4 from Ducati. 

"This proves my versatility and my ability to get good results. I haven't lost my enthusiasm for the sport either, although I've had some tough races. 

"I am still ready to give everything. If something happens for me at Honda, I think I can turn things around. I would hope that I can contribute something to their project with my experience."