The owner Althea Racing, who took the difficult burden of responsibility for the future of the factory team Honda World Superbike – the Genesio Bevilacqua told about the tests at Circuito de Jerez.
RACING.RU, 25 Jan 2019 – Mie Althea Racing Team – “Junior team” of Honda in the World Superbike paddock 2019. The contract with Alessandro Del Bianco signed directly with the team, not with Honda and the third Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblade SP2, Moriwaki prepared for HRC – it belongs to Genesio and his team, which now leads (in parallel with the factory Department) of its own development.
“We received this bike yesterday, and immediately moved to Jerez. It was not easy, but we finally here! said Genesio. – Of course, this is a brand new project and we just didn’t know what to expect here on these tests. It’s not even a shakedown and first test, the first output of motorcycle on the track at all after construction. But the first review from Del Bianco was – “well done!””
Althea Racing and the rest of the team, consisting of Japanese Riochi Kiyonari and Briton Leon Came (now they are preparing for the championship in Japan, on a factory basis) will meet together are now only at the Phillip Island Circuit official WSBK tests that will open the first racing week of the season 2019. Honda Moriwaki Racing and all this time lead the development of two “factory” Superbikes, so motorcycles, as a result, already in Australia will be different from the CBR1000RR, which Del Bianco brought to the track on Wednesday.
“We don’t know what to expect in Australia in terms of results. We try to pass our new pilot [Del Bianco] our experience, he quickly grasps. We need to give him time to learn in the Superbike World championship. I hope that we can work together” concluded Mr Bevilacqua.