Honda CBR1000RR-SP2 Red Bull Honda SBK Team

   

Red Bull, the worlds leading energy drink company and for decades a key player in motorsports and action-sports, now enters the World Superbike paddock for the first time as a team title partner.

Taking the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team colours to the track on board the all-new 2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machine will be the World Champion duo of Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl.

Marco Chini - Honda's WorldSBK Operations Manager:

This new season comes with a lot of anticipation for several good reasons: we have a new title partner in Red Bull, we will field the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 and put it in the hands of two incredibly gifted and experienced in Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl. We are all extremely motivated for this new chapter and committed to battle at the sharp end of the field. I would like to personally thank all sponsors, partners and everyone involved for helping make all of this possible. Im confident that 2017 is going to be a great year for the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team.

Its a new year with a new bike, new title partner and new teammate, so there are definitely many changes ahead and a lot of things to look forward to, said former MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden. This is my second year in World Superbike so I hope to take the experience I made last year and take it up to the next level.

Im really glad to get back together with Red Bull, who I have represented in the past, and its a great opportunity for me. We have to focus now on the job ahead and work as hard as we can in order to be ready for the season opener. The level of the competition is higher than ever and we have a big job ahead of us, but everybody is really motivated and I cannot wait to get started.

Joining Nicky Hayden in the garage is former Moto2 Champion, Stefan Bradl. Im really looking forward to the new season! Its a whole new experience for me, and a new championship where Ive never raced before.

Its going to be a very interesting partnership with Honda and Red Bull, which is undoubtedly an amazing brand, and one that has been supporting me for my whole racing career. Im really happy to be a Red Bull athlete and even happier now that it has also become the teams title partner, continued Bradl.

We have the chance to represent the brand in each and every event all around the world, so Im really excited about that. We have a new Fireblade for the season, so it will take a little bit of time to dial it in but well do our best to take it to the top as soon as possible. All in all its a great project and step by step we will make it a successful one.