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Feb 15, 2013

Honda Racing Australian Superbike Team Introduced

Jamie Stauffer (27, left) and Josh Hook (34, right).
2013 Official Launch of Team Honda Racing

The 2013 Team Honda Racing Australian Superbike team was officially launched yesterday at Watermark Bar in Docklands. Guests were treated to the first reveal of the eye-catching new livery on the Honda CBR1000RR which will appear on-track at the World Superbike event at Phillip Island later this month.

Managing Director at Honda Motorcycles & Power Equipment, Robert Toscano, General Manager of Motorcycles, Peter Singleton and Senior Manager Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Tony Hinton were joined by the marketing team from Honda Motorcycles as well as many race team sponsors including AWS Vantage, Oleon Oils, Doric Products, Honda Motorcycle Insurances, BOQ Honda Finance, NGK, HART, Monza and Dunlop.

Team Honda Racing Team Principle, Paul Free spoke about the year ahead, including the exciting challenge awaiting the Honda team at the World Superbike event on February 22–24, 2013. Both riders will compete as wildcard entries at the event with #27 Jamie Stauffer racing in the World Superbike race #34 Josh Hook competing in the World Supersport race.

Special guest at the team launch yesterday was two-time Isle of Man TT winner, Cameron Donald. After discussing his plans with the Honda TT Legends team for the year and his exploits at the infamous Isle of Man TT race, it was revealed that Donald will also be lending his skill on a motorcycle to Team Honda Racing’s 2-Seater program in 2013. The first such occasion will be at the World Superbike event where Donald will take 2 guests for a lap of the Phillip Island circuit onboard the Team Honda Racing CBR1000RR 2-Seater.

Finally, the team would like to thank Sue Walters and Allan McGuirk from the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation for attending the launch. The team will be working with the foundation in 2013 to help raise awareness and much needed funding for research into children’s cancers.

With the official launch now done, the team is gearing up for testing next week at Phillip Island in preparation for the 2013 World Superbike event at Phillip Island on 22nd-24th February.