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.

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