Triple M Racing has secured a deal with Honda to become the official satellite team from the 2018 World Superbike championship with a one-bike entry while its rider is yet to be confirmed.

Triple M Racing joined the WorldSBK paddock in 2013 in the Superstock 1000 class, last year running Kawasaki machines with Illia Mykhalchyk ending the campaign ninth overall and team-mate Marc Moser in 34th, and the team will move up to the premier class with a one-bike Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 squad next year thanks to a deal with Honda Motor Europe.

Triple M Racing’s rider is expected to be announced in the coming weeks and team owner Matthias Moser is confident his set-up can be instantly competitive in World Superbike next year.

“I feel very honoured and pleased that my team, Triple M Racing, has been selected by Honda as their official satellite team to compete in the Superbike World Championship,” Moser, team owner, said. “I am convinced that the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 has a great potential and that we can help to demonstrate its competitiveness on the track in 2018 and beyond.”

Marco Chini, Honda’s WorldSBK operations manager, is thrilled to see Triple M Racing join Honda and feels the team’s attributes match the brand’s ambitions.

“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Triple M Racing into the Honda family and look forward to working with them in the World Superbike class,” Chini said. “We’re also honoured that Matthias has decided to choose Honda as the manufacturer to make this important step into the series with.

“Triple M Racing is a strong team built on high professionalism and healthy ambition, and driven by the same goal of success that defines our brand.”

The Ten Kate Racing-run Red Bull Honda squad will continue to enter a two-bike team for 2018 with new signing Leon Camier’s team-mate expected to be announced in the coming weeks.


Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register to add your comment

Of all the platforms to start from, Honda is probably the one I'd choose last.

They'll be second string to the Red Bull Team i.e. nowhere.

New handicap system next year, may suit the Honda.

Gpone say it's rumoured PJ Jacobsen may get the ride, that'll give our colonial cousins someone to root for again.

I certainly like the idea of a wider range of riders on what should be competitive machinery and PJJ seems like a capable rider with a pretty sound record.  Perhaps we should be looking around for decent riders from Eastern Europe Russia South America India and China as all of these areas seem to be a bit under represented in the current line up, I can't believe that there isn't talent there in equal proportion as it is elsewhere.  Maybe this would also assist in spreading coverage of the sport more widely and make it much more global in nature than it is currently.