Takahashi in, Guigliano out at Red Bull Honda

HRC test rider Takumi Takahashi will race with the Red Bull Honda WorldSBK team at the Portimao and Jerez rounds meaning Italian Davide Giugliano is once again out of a job.

Takahashi has vast experience with the CBR1000RR Fireblade, winning the Suzuka Eight-Hours endurance race three times with the Fireblade in 2010, 2013 and 2014 and also in the JSB1000 class of the MFJ All-Japan Road Race Championship Series (JRR) where he rides for the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO Honda team.

I’m honoured, as a rider who has continuously fought to race on the world stage, that my achievements and experience have been recognized, and I have been given the opportunity to race in the World Superbike Championship,” said Takahashi.

“I’ll use all of the experience I’ve gained racing the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 in the All-Japan championship to aim high and contribute to the team. I’d like to ride my best in front of the world’s Superbike fans, so I hope they’ll look forward to seeing me.”

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