News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

There’s still not a day goes by without AutoTrader being opened and the legendary Fireblade moniker being typed in, after all, every garage needs a Fireblade doesn’t it? And for those that already have a Honda in the shed then the following news will surely be of use. Modifying a production Fireblade into a WorldSBK racer, Honda say, is a complicated venture and in this video ‘Science of a WorldSBK CBR1000RR’ Honda WorldSBK Operations Manager Chris Pike and Chassis Development lead Dino Acocella explain some of the processes involved. Following on the previous video from the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team … Continue reading News: THE SCIENCE OF A WORLDSBK CBR1000RR

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News: HONDA RACING TV: ALL-STAR HOTLAP, SCIENCE OF A CBR1000RR AND MORE

Honda have just shared with MotorMartin the following rather exciting news regarding their latest Honda Racing TV programming and it’s well worth taking notice. Start your week, Honda say, by watching episode 17 here, or on hondaproracing.com/tv. In Episode 17, the iconic Indianapolis 500 is revisited with an exclusive view of race day through the eyes of Andretti Autosport’s Stefan Wilson, Lee Johnston takes Tiago Monteiro for a spin around the Isle of Man TT course in a Honda Civic Type R, Goodwood is visited to catch up with all the Honda greats, both human and machine, at the 2018 … Continue reading News: HONDA RACING TV: ALL-STAR HOTLAP, SCIENCE OF A CBR1000RR AND MORE

News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

Fresh off the back of a second-place finish at the Le Mans 24 Heures Motos, the Honda Endurance Racing team arrived at the third round of the FIM Endurance World Championship in Slovakia last weekend (10-12 May), with the podium firmly in its sights. The 8-hour race took place place at the Slovakia Ring, situated near the country’s capital Bratislava. At 6km long and with 14 corners, the track presented a fast and technical challenge for Honda’s endurance specialists Gregory LeBlanc, Sébastien Gimbert and Erwan Nigon, but the three Frenchmen were more than ready to take it on. The team … Continue reading News: HONDA ENDURANCE RACING SETS SIGHTS ON 8 HOURS OF SLOVAKIA RING PODIUM

News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

Road Racing 2018 News has arrived on the desk of #MotorMartinRacing that the 2018 campaign started in earnest this week for the Honda Racing roads team as they embarked on their first pre-season test at Monteblanco in Spain, with its new rider line-up of Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston. Although not riding at the test, as he still continues his recovery, ‘Hutchy’ was present for all three days and worked with the team as Johnston got to grips with the Fireblade SP2. Unfortunately, plagued with intermittent weather over the three days, track time was limited and it wasn’t until the … Continue reading News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

News: IAN HUTCHINSON AND LEE JOHNSTON LINE UP ON THE ROADS FOR HONDA RACING

Announcing an all-new rider line-up to #MotorMartinRacing for its 2018 Road Racing campaign, Honda Motor Europe is delighted to welcome Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston to the fold contesting the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and the Ulster GP aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 in the Superbike and Superstock 1000 classes. Both Hutchinson and Johnston, it’s been explained, are no strangers to Honda machinery and in 2010 Hutchy claimed his historic five-TT wins with the Padgetts Honda team. Hugely successful on the roads the ‘Bingley Bullet’ is a 16-time TT winner with 27 TT podiums to his … Continue reading News: IAN HUTCHINSON AND LEE JOHNSTON LINE UP ON THE ROADS FOR HONDA RACING

News: JAKE GAGNE COMPLETES RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM LINE UP FOR 2018

It’s been confirmed to #MotorMartinRacing recently that American rider Jake Gagne will race alongside Leon Camier in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team. The 24-year-old from San Diego, California, will reunite with the squad to take on his maiden full season in the series on board the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Gagne joined the team for the first time last July, when he made his World Superbike debut at Laguna Seca. After a strong showing in front of his home crowd, he was recruited by Honda and the team for two more … Continue reading News: JAKE GAGNE COMPLETES RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM LINE UP FOR 2018

News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

As the build up to the 2018 World Superbike Championship continues, the all new #MotorMartinRacing desk has become rather inundated with exciting team and testing news. Indeed Honda have sent confirmation that Patrick ‘PJ’ Jacobsen will race the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 for the TripleM Honda WSBK Team in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. After several years racing at the front of the field in the World Supersport championship, the 24-year-old American is ready to make his debut in the prestigious class by becoming the standard-bearer of Honda’s new satellite team in the series. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that … Continue reading News: PJ JACOBSEN GRADUATES TO WORLDSBK CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TRIPLEM HONDA WSBK TEAM IN 2018

News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

The season has only just finished but already Honda’s WSBK squad are back testing so that they can start next season on the front foot. Leon Camier has therefore completed his first-ever test with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team at ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in southern Spain, in which he got to grips with the team’s Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine for the first time. Honda have explained that the 31-year-old Briton finished with an impressive best time of 1’39.333secs lap time after lapping the 4.423km fast-flowing Andalusian track 217 times over the course of the three days. On … Continue reading News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

News: TRIPLE M RACING STEPS UP TO WORLDSBK AS OFFICIAL HONDA SATELLITE TEAM IN 2018

Honda Motor Europe have shared with the motorcycling department of MotorMartin Towers that they are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with Triple M Racing to run a third Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine in the 2018 FIM Superbike World Championship. Triple M Racing will therefore be the satellite team of Honda in the upcoming edition of the series, which will be contested over thirteen rounds. The 2018 season starts on February 25th at Australia’s Phillip Island Circuit, with the finale scheduled on October 27th under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. The team … Continue reading News: TRIPLE M RACING STEPS UP TO WORLDSBK AS OFFICIAL HONDA SATELLITE TEAM IN 2018

News: HONDA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FIREBLADE AND TYPE R

With an important anniversary such as this, regarding such iconic machines as the Fireblade and Type R, the decision has been taken to publish the following in full. Enjoy. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Honda’s iconic racers for the roads: Fireblade and Type R. Both unleashed to the world in 1992, the two performance brands would reach new highs in their respective classes and take the Honda brand to legendary status.  Celebrating a quarter century of Fireblade and Type R at Rockingham this week, Honda UK gave a select group of guests the chance to ride the new CBR1000RR … Continue reading News: HONDA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF FIREBLADE AND TYPE R