Honda Racing
Honda Racing
TEAM MANAGER
Havier Beltran, Team Manager

HONDA RACING PEDIGREE


Honda UK has a strong history in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, securing four Superbike titles, making them one of the most successful teams in the paddock.

Ryuichi Kiyonari won the Louth-based team consecutive Championship titles in 2006 and 2007, before following them up in 2010 and with Alex Lowes in 2013. The team has also won three British Supersport and National Superstock crowns.

The team have continued to be in title contention in recent years, claiming places in the Showdown with Jason O'Halloran and Dan Linfoot, but narrowly missed out in 2019 with Andrew Irwin and Xavi Forés.

In 2020 the team had one of their best campaigns in recent years with brothers Glenn and Andrew Irwin, following the arrival of the all-new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. The new ‘Blade’ won the opening race of the season with Andrew Irwin, and Glenn led the standings for the majority of the shortened season, with the pairing celebrating four race wins and a further five podium finishes.

2021 marks an exciting new era for the team as Honda Racing UK announced a brand-new project with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - the Honda Superbike Challenge Program. The new project will support racers competing in national championships worldwide, to take further steps in their racing careers.

Joining forces with Honda’s head office in Japan, the programme will see Honda Racing UK’s participation in Bennetts BSB sit within Honda’s global racing activities from MotoGP, World Superbike and the All-Japan Championship.

As part of the ‘Honda Superbike Challenge Program’, Honda Racing UK have signed Ryo Mizuno, who brings a wealth of experience from the All-Japan series, alongside Glenn Irwin, who ended 2020 in fourth place.

TEAM INFO


TEAM OWNER
Havier Beltran, Team Manager
BASED
Louth
FIRST RACE
2003

VIEW FROM THE TOP


"This is a very exciting time for Honda Racing UK joining forces with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and will be great to have their support in what are uncertain times for everyone and not just in the racing world. Our participation in BSB will now sit within Honda's global two-wheel racing programme, which echoes past years when we had backing from HRC. It's a great project to be involved with and we of course have a very good track record with Japanese riders, Kiyo won the title three times with us and Ryo brings a huge amount of experience and also talent with him. His lap times at the Suzuka 8 Hours last year were impressive and although the British circuits are very different, I think he will enjoy them and be competitive on the Fireblade SP.” Havier Beltran, Team Manager, Honda Racing

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