Althea Mie Racing Team launch their 2019 project

Friday, 25 January 2019 13:00 GMT

Italian team unveil their new colours

After their first test for 2019 at Circuito de Jerez Ángel Nieto with their recruit Alessandro Delbianco, Althea MIE Racing Team revealed the new colours for their Honda CBR1000RR SP2 at Moto Dei Miti in Civita Castellana (Italy).

Painted in blue and yellow with a predominance of white, Althea MIE Racing’s new bike was unveiled in front of the team partners and fans, and the Italian squad also presented their new project that will see the 21-year-old rider make the debut in WorldSBK after a strong 2018 season in STK1000 with the same team managed by Genesio Bevilacqua.

Together on stage with the Althea MIE Racing’s team principal and their new rider, there was Midori Moriwaki, managing director of Moriwaki Honda, which joined forces with the Italian based squad for 2019:  “We are very proud to embark on this new adventure together with Honda and Moriwaki” explained Bevilacqua, “We have always strived to identify new talents, giving them the opportunity to grow at an international level, and this is what we will now do with Alessandro Delbianco, a rookie in the Superbike category. Alessandro has already raced with Althea in 2018, in the Superstock 1000 class, and he has still to express his full potential. We will do all we can to help him develop this season, as we work to achieve the kind of results that we know are within our reach. I would like to highlight our ongoing relationship with Simone Bustreo’s BMP Tappi, official sponsor, and Breco’s 1975 in the shape of Antonio Croce, who support us and join us on this new adventure with great passion.”

Back from a positive first outing on the Honda CBR1000RR at Jerez Test, a delighted Alessandro Delbianco added: “I have to say that I’m very excited to be here with the team and my new CBR1000RR SP2. This presentation marks the start of a new adventure, and I must thank Genesio, Midori Moriwaki and the whole team. I hope to be soon able to repay the faith they are putting in me. Over the winter, I have focused on my training and physical and mental preparation, to be able to make the best possible start to the season. I cannot wait to get out on track at Phillip Island!”

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