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Castrol Honda returns to WSB

By Burning Rubber on Jan 18, 11 11:34 AM

Castrol Honda team shot

THE iconic Castrol Honda name will be back in the World Superbike Championship this season after the global lubricants brand announced title sponsorship of the Honda team's effort.

Jonathan Rea and Ruben Xaus will pilot CBR 1000RR Fireblades run by the famous Ten Kate Racing outfit in a two-pronged attack on the hard-fought series.

And for Superbike fans it will a hark back to the good old days as the team today unveiled its 2011 take on the famous white, red and green livery which took the team to three world titles - with John Kocinski in 1997 and again in 2000 and 2002 with Texas Tornado Colin Edwards.

Superbike World Championship Brno, Race Two. By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold

Biaggi PI Test closeup action - BLOG.jpgMAX Biaggi sealed his place at the top of the title standings after a dominant win in this afternoon's second race.

The Roman Emperor crossed the line with almost a five second lead over Race One winner Jonathan Rea, while Biaggi's fellow Roman Michel Fabrizio made it home third.

At the green light, Biaggi made one of his quick getaways, searing into the lead as the pack rounded the first corner. Behind it was Ruben Xaus's BMW which emerged best of the rest, as he surged up to second.

Superbike World Championship, Brno Race One...By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold.

BRNO_-_Rea_action-BLOG.jpgJONATHAN Rea dominated the opening race from Brno this morning, to take his third SBK win of the season.

The HANNSpree Ten Kate rider crossed the line on one wheel after edging out a gap of more than three seconds at the front of the pack.

Series leader Max Biaggi was second man home, with Britain's Cal Crutchlow third.

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