The 18-year partnership between Honda and Ten Kate came to what the team clarifies as “yet an abrupt and unexpected ending ” after last year’s WSBK effort, because the Japanese manufacturer combined forces with two additional WSBK squads at Moriwaki and Althea.
It’s now announced it has “signed prices with a top manufacturer and firstclass rider” for the WSBK yield.
The team states that the final details of the deal are still being finalised, and aims to be back to the grid “in just a couple rounds”.
It’s scheduled a media conference to declare its riders and brand new brand venture for April 2 at the Assen circuit – just under fourteen days before the Assen WSBK round.
Former MotoGP riders and WSBK race winner Loris Baz, who’s currently out of a ride, continues to be associated with the emerging Ten Kate vacancy, also recently contested “good things coming soon” at an post on societal media.