Davide Giugliano to Race for Red Bull Honda World Superbike

When the 2017 World Superbike Championship continues August 18-20 at Lausitzring following the summer break, there will be a new rider aboard the second Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2.

Davide Giugliano will join full-time factory Honda pilot Stefan Brad at the German SBK round of 2017 WSBK.

The 27-year-old Giugliano is filling the vacancy left by the late Nicky Hayden; during Laguna Seca WorldSBK, American pilot Jake Gagne piloted the second SP2.

Giugliano to Pilot Red Bull Honda at Lausitzring WorldSBK
Davide Giugliano
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The Italian Giugliano is no stranger to WorldSBK. He last raced for the Aruba.it Racing Ducati in 2016, and during his five-year World Superbike career has earned 14 podiums and five pole positions in 112 race starts.

Giugliano was able to try the WorldSBK-spec version of the new Fireblade last week at the Lausitzring, during a two-day private test the team performed alongside other World Superbike opponents. The opportunity for Giugliano to race with the team has come as a direct result of the positive outcome of the test, in which Davide provided highly valuable feedback about the bike, Honda says.

Davide Giugliano says: “I’m really happy with this opportunity to race at Lausitzring with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team. After the good test we had there last week, I was hoping to get a chance to compete with them and I’m grateful to have received it. I’m back to a good level of form and cannot wait to get started. I would like to thank Honda and Ten Kate for making this happen and I will do my best to make this opportunity worthwhile for all of us.”