Between rounds 1 and 2, Repsol Honda used the first of five available private test days—three at a track where the series has yet to race this year and two at any venue that has already hosted its event—at Jerez in Spain, which will be round 4, the first race of the year on European soil.
Shane Byrne (born 10 December 1976 in Lambeth, London), often known as Shakey, is a British motorcycle road racer.He is a six-time champion of the British Superbike Championship (2003, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017), the only person in the history of the series to win six titles.
But it wasn’t just a frizzy little chick bike designed to get new riders into Honda showrooms. It was actually a pretty sophisticated design, with an overhead cam, five-speed gearbox, dual carbs and oversquare engine dimensions (it displaced 325cc, not 350) that let it rev out to 10,000 rpm.
Formula One sponsorship liveries have been used since the late 1960s, replacing the previously used national colours.With sponsors becoming more important with the rising costs in Formula One, many teams wanted to be able to display the logos of their sponsors as clearly as possible.