News 29 Nov 2023

Penrite Honda officially confirms Herfoss exit

'We respect his decision to move on to new challenges.'

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Penrite Honda Racing has officially confirmed that the 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) finals at The Bend will be Troy Herfoss’ last race in his stint with the outfit.

Joint ASBK leader Herfoss recently revealed that he would exit Honda at the conclusion of the season, his 10-year tenure boasting multiple race wins and championships, with his 2018 ASBK crown coming under the current Penrite Honda Racing outfit, owned by Deon Coote.

“It’s been such an enjoyable five years working with Troy and we are super grateful to be finishing fighting for a championship,” Coote said. “Obviously, a highlight of our time together was winning the 2018 championship title, which was my first year as team owner and probably a fairytale way to start our partnership. We’ve been through many highs and some lows but managed to stay focused on our goals.

“He is a talented athlete, a true professional and it’s been a pleasure heading to the track each round ready to give it our all. We wish him all the best for his future and look forward to seeing all the fans at the Bend, to share in the last dance for us with Troy as our rider, let’s go out with a bang!”

Honda Australia powersports and products general manager Tony Hinton added: “We are so grateful for Troy and what he has done for the Honda brand and for racing in Australia and beyond He has done nothing but race his heart out for Honda and although we are sad it’s all ending, we respect his decision to move on to new challenges.

“We have shared a decade of memories, of extreme highs and some lows but we look back with a lot of pride for what he has achieved for Honda and for the sport. From all at Honda Australia, we wish him nothing but the best for his future.”

Herfoss enters the final round of the 2023 season this weekend tied on points with Josh Waters (McMartin Racing), the number 17 having the opportunity to clinch a third ASBK premier class title.