Team HRC is ready for action and the first test of the 2021 season, a two-day session set to take place in the south of Spain, at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, on 20-21 January.
The upcoming test marks the start of a long pre-season which, due to the ongoing pandemic, will precede a 2021 Superbike World Championship that is expected to get underway two months later than usual, with the opening round of the championship scheduled for Europe (Assen, 23-25 April) rather than Australia, as was tradition. If confirmed, the event ‘down under’ will be held at the end of the season.
As it looks forward to a gradual return to normal, Team HRC is ready to give its best and continue the positive trend, both in terms of developing the CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE and improving overall performance, Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam having consistently fought in the top five positions during the second half of last season.
Set to join the two factory riders in the Honda garage at Jerez is Leon Camier, who makes the transition from rider to Team HRC Team Manager. Honda and Team HRC wish Jaume Colom every success for the future.