Honda Announces 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Team

Jake Gagne to campaign the new Genuine Broaster Chicken CBR1000RR race bike.

Honda will support the Superbike effort with motorcycles and technical support
Honda will support the 2017 Superbike effort with motorcycles and technical support.Photo: Honda

An informal gathering at the American Honda Race Shop in Torrance, CA revealed some big road-racing news today. With Honda Racing Senior Manager Mike Snyder, MotoAmerica's Wayne Rainey, team owner Danny Walker, and 2015 Superstock 1000 champion Jake Gagne on hand, the announcement was made that Honda will field an entry in the MotoAmerica Superbike class for the 2017 racing season.

Team Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda will be campaigning the all-new CBR1000RR and they've signed Gagne to lead the charge. Packaging an experienced team owner like Walker with a veteran rider like Gagne with the new CBR1000RR promises to be a winning combination for Honda who will support the effort with motorcycles and technical support. Gagne completed his first-ever season in the Superbike class in 2016 with a 10th-place finish after having captured the Superstock 1000 title the year prior.

“Wayne Rainey and the MotoAmerica group have been doing a great job in bringing back American Road Racing, and we are very happy to get back involved in the premier class,” said Mike Snyder, Senior Manager for Honda Racing. “We are thrilled to be partnering in this effort with Danny, Jake and the Genuine Broaster Chicken team. Together we can give our fans something to cheer about and bring some more competition to the series.”

MotoAmerica Honda Broaster Chicken Superbike team
Broaster Chicken CEO Jay Cipra (left), team owner Danny Walker (center), and Jake Gagne (right) were on hand at the Race Center for Honda's announcement of the new MotoAmerica Superbike team.Photo: Brian Hatano

Danny Walker, Team Manager of Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda, shared his excitement for the new Honda machine and the potential for the series.

“We can’t wait for the season to start. Jake has proven himself capable in the liter class and we are excited to see what he does with the all-new Genuine Broaster Chicken CBR1000RR. The MotoAmerica series continues to grow and we are proud to be the team that brings Honda back to the paddock. This is going to be a great year for fans of the series.”