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CIA Landlord Insurance Honda welcome Hiromichi Kunikawa

Friday, 17 February 2017 11:27

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda are pleased to announce the signing of Japanese rider, Hiromichi Kunikawa to compete in the European Supersport Championship in 2017.

Hiromichi has previously competed in the All Japan Road Race Championship in the GP250 and ST600 classes, Moto2 World Championship and more recently he made a wild card appearance in the World Supersport Championship in 2016.

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager, Simon Buckmaster said: “We welcome Hiromichi to CIA Landlord Insurance Honda to challenge in the European Supersport Championship.  This will add another dimension to our team and although he might face a difficult start with not being able to test we have a good base setting for all our bikes.  We look forward to the challenge with him and hope to be challenging on two title fronts in 2017.”

Hiromichi said: “I’m very happy to join CIA Landlord Insurance Honda which is a very competitive and trustworthy team.  I see a lot of strong riders being there.  I’m looking forward to racing in World Supersport which is a very interesting and exciting Championship.  I can’t wait for the race at Aragon. Most of the tracks will be new to me so I’m going to learn and give my best effort at every weekend.  I very much appreciate my sponsor, friends and family, they support me in many ways so without them I couldn’t make this step.”

Hiromichi will make his first outing with CIA Landlord Insurance Honda at Aragon in Spain on 31st March to 2nd April 2017.