Honda unwrap 2020 WorldSBK livery at Tokyo launch| WorldSBK staff | WorldSBK
Team HRC have unveiled their 2020 WorldSBK colours at their team launch in Tokyo, Japan.
The iconic Japanese manufacturer has Alvaro Bautista and Leon Haslam as their rider line-up and have already shone in testing.
Now, with their livery uncovered for the first time, this is the first public glance at the all-new CBR1000RR-R with its colours for the year ahead.
The livery is similar to the 2019 team’s livery in the classic HRC colours of red, white and blue. Bold and striking, the new factory team are aiming high in 2020 and want to develop the bike as quickly as possible in order to be competitive from the start.
The MIE Racing Althea Honda Team were also launched at the event, with Takumi Takahashi on stage, while their second rider was confirmed as Jordi Torres.
“To be a part of this project is a dream come true. To be here in Tokyo, the effort HRC are putting in [to the] brand new Fireblade, I’ve been smiling from the very first laps I did and I cannot wait to start in Australia next week,” said Haslam.
“We got to see the bike for the first time and we were both just smiling and laughing. The excitement of this whole project, the look of the bike, you can see for yourself it´s amazing.”
Bautista added: “For sure, this is a very special moment for me. To be part of this brand-new project is very good. I am so happy to be here in Japan, because I always feel very loved from the people here.
“It will be a really good project and we are looking forward to starting the season; it will also be difficult, as we have to develop the new bike but I am sure that together with Honda, we can reach our target that is to win.”