A new season begins for Honda in the FIM Superbike World Championship

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Honda is ready to tackle the 2016 edition of the World Superbike and Supersport championships, which are set to start tomorrow (Friday 26 February) as the opening round at Phillip Island in Australia gets underway.

This will be the first of 14 rounds across the globe, spread from February to October, which will see Honda’s standard bearers fighting for top honours aboard their production-based race bikes sporting the company’s famous white, red and blue livery.

American Nicky Hayden and Michael van der Mark from the Netherlands will race the 2016 version of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP in the Superbike category. The WorldSBK specification of Honda’s iconic superbike has received several upgrades through the winter, ranging from new engine characteristics to revised suspension and electronics.

Two former world champions with unquestioned talent and speed, Nicky and Michael will be joined by PJ Jacobsen, who last year claimed the runner-up spot in the World Supersport championship. The 22-year-old American will return aboard the Honda CBR600RR, with the goal of becoming the rider to claim the tenth world title in the middleweight class with Honda and Dutch-based tuning company Ten Kate Racing.

Honda and Ten Kate will partner together once again to continue what has been so far an extremely successful journey, with ten world rider titles and ten manufacturer titles over both classes claimed in the past 14 years.

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