The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team is finalising preparations for the ninth round of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship which gets underway tomorrow at the Lausitzring in Germany. This is the home race for Stefan Bradl who is joined this time out by Davide Giugliano.
Despite this event being on home turf, the last time Bradl raced at Lausitzring was back in 2005, when he was competing in the 125cc class of the German Championship. After the long summer break, the 27-year-old from Augsburg is looking forward to getting back on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 and building on the progress shown in race two at Laguna Seca last month.
Davide Giugliano joins the team for the German round as he makes his return to the championship for the first time since the season finale in Qatar of last year. The experienced yet still young rider from Rome, Italy, took part in a two-day private test with the team at the Lausitzring three weeks ago, where he sampled the new Fireblade for the first time.
World Superbike action will begin tomorrow morning for the first free practice session at 9:45 local time (GMT +2).