Honda Bringing Superbike Team To MotoAmerica

Cycle News Staff | February 16, 2017

Honda Bringing Superbike Team To MotoAmerica – Honda announced today that it will participate in the 2017 MotoAmerica Championship with an official superbike team. It was announced today at Honda’s race shop in Torrance, California.

Honda Bringing Superbike Team To MotoAmerica

Honda Bringing Superbike Team To MotoAmerica
Honda’s Jon Seidel (left) and Mike Snyder (right) flank Jake Gagne who will ride for the Danny Walker managed Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda Team. Photography by Sean Finley

The official name of the team will be Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda and will support one rider, Jake Gagne, who will ride Honda’s new CBR1000RR SP2 in the superbike class. Danny Walker will run the team out of his race shop in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Walker’s outfit previously ran as Roadrace Factory with Yamaha’s support for the last five years.

“I am proud to bring this new superbike to the field,” Gagne said. “I have not ridden the bike yet but will be taking one with me today and plan to ride a few track days at Chuckwalla in the next few weeks. I will ride it stock to just get a feel for the Honda to start.

“I am also looking forward to picking up a new Honda CRF450R to use for training today as well,” Gagne added. (Gagne has qualified for a 450 MX National.)

“[We want to be] consistently in the hunt for podium by the end of the year,” Walker said of his and the team’s goals. “Then we want to challenge for the championship the following year.

“We have a multi-year agreement with Honda and Genuine Broaster Chicken, so we can develop the bike and program. We first talked with Honda two years ago about this.”

Based in Wisconsin, Genuine Broaster Chicken got involved with racing about five years ago when it sponsored an event at Mid-Ohio. Broaster president Jay Cipra said, “We think this is a good way to promote both the product and the sport.”

Honda Bringing Superbike Team To MotoAmerica
The team will field the new Honda CBR1000RR SP2 in the superbike class in MotoAmerica.

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