New liveries, refreshed line-ups and all the colour and movement combined: 2021’s team launches as we know them so far…
The 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship edges closer to kicking off and another spectacular season of racing awaits us. However, the mouth-watering prospect of seeing the bikes in all of their glory doesn’t have to take that long, with team launches already booked in for the coming weeks. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati outfit, Team HRC and the PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Team are all planning on launching their liveries towards the end of March.
Team HRC confirmed their plan with an online event taking place at 10:00am CEST on the 30th March, with Alvaro Bautista, Leon Haslam and new team manager Leon Camier all in attendance to launch the Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR-R SP into its second season of World Superbike competition. Having achieved a podium and front row in its first years, the development of the Honda promises to be one of the most anticipated prospects of the 2021 season.
For the PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Team, they will showcase their 2021 livery on the 30th March too. The factory effort will be headed by Turkey’s Toprak Razgatlioglu in 2021, who goes into his second season with the manufacturer with a new teammate: reigning WorldSSP Champion Andrea Locatelli. This means that four of the five manufacturers in WorldSBK will have unveiled their colours by the end of March.
On the same day at 19:00 CEST, the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK squad will also unveil their 2021 World Superbike title-challenging weapon. The all-new ZX10RR will have the aim to pick up the all-conquering form that the old model achieved and with six-time World Champion Jonathan Rea and 2020 race winner Alex Lowes at the head of it all, the 2021 machine will be unveiled in its racing glory.
Already happened, the Team GoEleven Ducati outfit has an ALL-NEW look to it in 2021 and you can watch the full presentation here, whilst enjoying the photos of the new bike here.Aruba.It Racing – Ducati has also unveiled its challenger for the 2021 campaign, with pictures of the Ducati Panigale V4 R available to view while you can also watch the full presentation.
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30th March – Team HRC
30th March – PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Team
30th March – Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK
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