News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

Some news now for those, much like us here on the #MotorMartinRacing desk, that can’t wait for the World Superbike stars to return to the track after their long summer break. That’s certainly not to say that the teams have been standing still as testing has been continuing behind the scenes, subtle changes giving small improvements in lap time allowing the team to bridge the gap to the front of the field. Indeed, The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team have shared with MotorMartin the following news after completing their mid-season testing programme in a private two-day test and the … Continue reading News: RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM COMPLETES MID-SEASON TESTING AT PORTIMÃO

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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

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: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2

Following on from Race 1, Honda have explained to MotorMartin how Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Leon Camier capped off a strong showing in Thailand with a sixth place finish at Chang International Circuit, while Jake Gagne was back in the points after taking fourteenth place on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Camier started on pole position in Race 2 courtesy of his fourth place in Race 1 and although he got the holeshot and led into the first corner, a fierce battle in the lead group resulted in him ending the first lap in P5. Showing consistent pace throughout … Continue reading News: SOLID SIXTH PLACE FOR CAMIER IN THAI WORLDSBK RACE 2

News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND

In what was a hard fought battle out on the track, Leon Camier narrowly missed out on a debut podium with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team, the Briton claiming a hard-fought fourth place in Race 1 of the Thai WorldSBK round after a stellar qualifying performance saw him start on the front row. Honda have shared with MotorMartin that after a brilliant showing in Superpole 2 where he set a time of 1’32.922 on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 to qualify in P3, Camier had a great start to the race and settled into third place for the opening laps. … Continue reading News: CAMIER CHARGES TO FOURTH PLACE IN EPIC RACE 1 BATTLE IN THAILAND

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