The 2014 Pata Honda Team that will contest this season’s World Superbike and World Supersport Championships was presented last Saturday at the Motor Bike Expo exhibition at Verona in Italy.
The team comprises the same rider line-up as in 2013 with British riders Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam riding the new Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP in the 14-round eni FIM Superbike World Championship which kicks off at Phillip Island in Australia on 23 February. Meanwhile, following their rookie seasons in 2013, Dutch rider Michael van der Mark and Italian ace Lorenzo Zanetti will challenge for honours on Honda’s CBR600RR in the World Supersport series, which also starts at Phillip Island next month.
The team presentation took place in front of hundreds of media and motorcycle racing fans on day two of the increasingly popular Motor Bike Expo at Verona. The show is taking place just 70km from the headquarters and factory of Pata, Italy’s famous snack manufacturer which is title partner of the Pata Honda team for the second year.