MIE Racing Honda Team set for Assen return to WorldSBK

Thursday, 1 July 2021 16:34 GMT

Leandro Mercado will fly the Argentine flag once again from the next round as Midori Moriwaki’s outfit returns

The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will see the MIE Racing Honda Team outfit return to the grid with Leandro Mercado from the Prosecco DOC Dutch Round from the 23rd to the 25th July at the TT Circuit Assen. The team had opted to miss rounds two to four to undertake an intensive development period, in order to make the package more competitive for the remainder of the season.

The team, run by Midori Moriwaki and fielding the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, will return in the resplendent livery after participating in the opening round of the Championship. Rider Leandro Mercado was able to take the bike to two 18th-place finishes at MotorLand Aragon in wet Sunday races, and will return to Assen, a circuit of which he achieved a best of eighth in the last race he finished there, back in Race 1, 2018.

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