Following its recent, well-publicised tests and performance during the recent race weekend at Misano in Italy, the Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team has decided that it will retain its future development plans with the Ohlins suspension provided by the Andreani Group.
This development follows recent technical advances such as electronics and engine power that have been introduced in the team’s Honda CBR1000RR Superbikes and CBR600RR Supersport machines.
The decision has consequently resulted in the termination of a long and very successful racing collaboration with the team’s suspension partner, WP.
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda team manager, Ronald ten Kate, commented: “This has been an extremely difficult decision because WP has been our partner in racing since we started. Together, we have won seven World Supersport titles and one World Superbike championship.
“I would like to thank everyone in the racing department at WP,” he added. “The guys there have worked extremely hard for us through the years and we have a very high regard for their technical knowledge and skill.”
Ten Kate concluded: “Unfortunately, recent organisational changes within WP have restricted the really precise development that we have needed. We would like thank the WP race department guys for everything that they have done for us and we wish them all the very best for the future.”The Game of Their Lives full