The Honda Racing UK team has unveiled the new 2021 CRB1000 RR-R Fireblade SP that will be driven by Glenn Irwin, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi in the 2021 Bennett British Superbike Championship, along with Tom Neave in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship.
2020 started out great for the Honda Racing UK team with the then, all-new Fireblade. With 2 wins and 3 podium finishes at the opening round and a further win and podium finish in the second round, the team began with leading the championship. Throughout the tournament, the Fireblade further developed, and in the end, the riders finished in 4th and 5th place in the championship gaining 4 wins and 5 podiums throughout. For the Superstock class, Tom Neave achieved a podium finish in all but 2 rounds and gained more wins than anyone else throughout the season. For such a successful year with the 2020 Fireblade, coming in second in the championship was a slight disappointment, however, the team seems more determined than ever to come back and have another even more successful year.
The 2021 Fireblade sees Honda go back to its roots featuring the bold and iconic Tri-Colour livery, but with the addition of a rear hugger and carbon belly pan. You may also spot the label of a new sponsor, RK Chains who are onboard for this season, as well those of the longer-standing partnerships such as Akrapovič, Castrol Performance parts, and Close brothers.
The 2021 Livery will be revealed by Honda Racing UK at the final official BSB test on the 8th June at Donington Park, in preparation for the start of the season at Oulton Park taking place 25th/26th/ and 27th June.