News 9 Jun 2023

Penrite Honda Racing uncovers indigenous Darwin livery

Special design to feature during the fourth round of the 2023 season.

Image: Riley Matthews.

Penrite Honda Racing has uncovered a special Indigenous livery to be used in the fourth round of the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship at Hidden Valley.

Darwin-born artist Lorraine Kabbindi White provided two pieces of artwork that have been incorporated into the livery design of the CBR1000RR-R SP, also to feature on the Penrite Racing Supercars.

The first piece, called Ankung Kunred – ‘Wild Honey Country,’ depicts an aerial view of Lorraine’s homeland on the upper Liverpool River, Arnhem Land, NT. The yellow represents the honey-dreaming sites along the river and the white represents the bees. This piece can be seen in the black parts of the bike and car designs.

The second piece is the freshwater crocodile, which can be seen throughout the bike and has been incorporated into the number 17 plate of Herfoss’ machine.

Additionally, both teams have again partnered with Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS), for the round, which is a year seven-eight transition school and boarding program that supports indigenous students from remote or regional communities in accessing education in Melbourne.

“I’m really excited about our indigenous livery this year, it’s always great to unveil a new livery and our team love getting behind the indigenous round,” said Herfoss.

“Working with the Penrite Racing Supercars team and having matching liveries is a lot of fun and it’s great to incorporate artwork from Lorraine again this year to produce the liveries, as well as partner again with MITS to raise money for the kids. I think our Fireblade will be best looking bike on track, can’t wait to see it out there.”

The fourth round of the Australian Superbike Championship takes place at Hidden Valley, Darwin, Northern Territory between 16-18 June, with free practice one commencing at 8:45am on the Friday.