Honda Racing UK has unveiled its new racing livery for the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship as Andrew Irwin joins Tom Neave for the forthcoming season, which gets underway with the opening round at Silverstone this Easter (April 7/8/9).
The 2023 livery is heavily influenced by the road going production machine, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP and closely follows the Grand Prix Red colour scheme. The team now look ahead to their pre-season testing campaign after a positive 2022 season where they finished second in the title fight, whilst in Superstock trim, the ‘blade’ has now secured back-to-back championship victories in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship.
Havier Beltran, Honda Racing UK Team Manager said: “2023 is going to be an exciting season for the team as we have a mixture of new and old faces returning to the team. We are also now into the third year of development with the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP and we’ll look to continue building on the success that we have experienced to date. Continuing our relationship with all our valued sponsors enables us to resume this journey.
“We look forward to getting the season underway and working together as a team to realise the potential of the Fireblade on the roads and in BSB”
Neil Fletcher, Head of Motorcycles, Honda UK commented: “We are delighted to release our new racing livery for the 2023 season as we aim to continue competing for the positions that we know the Fireblade is capable of. It is also fantastic to renew our relationships with our trusted sponsors who continue to support us in our racing endeavours.
“We have a busy testing program ahead of us before the season gets underway in April and then the racing will come thick and fast. I’m excited to see how the Fireblade performs with another year of development under its belt.”