BSB: Oxford Products Racing reveal 2020 livery
The Oxford Products Racing Ducati team have unveiled their official 2020 livery ahead of the 2020 British Superbike Championship opener next month.
Tommy Bridewell (who speaks exclusively to MCN in this week's issue) led the team to third overall in the championship last season after pushing Scott Redding and Josh Brookes throughout the year. The team also celebrated their maiden BSB victory when Bridewell won at Oulton Park - his first win since 2015.
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The team are ready for the shortened 2020 campaign to begin after working on fine-tuning the bike over the winter. Weight reduction has been a key factor during the off-season, with the new exhaust being one of the major changes.
"The team has spent the extra time we have had this year in further developing the bike," team manager Iain Hopcroft explains. "We have worked with several suppliers, such as Fullsix Carbon and RaceBolt, to look to reduce the weight of the bike to the minimum limit - which we have achieved.
"We have a few motor updates from Ducati Corse, but our main improvement on power has been from the exhaust system by Termignoni. Now their fully supported team in BSB, we have managed to work with them and our own electronics package to improve some of the areas where we needed more power."
The 2020 livery remains largely the same as last year, with the stunning silver, red and black paint scheme. The team have taken on some new sponsors this year, with their logos appearing on the bike.
"2020 has been a bizarre year for motorsport, so we are very pleased to continue with title sponsor Oxford Products in 2020 and welcome several new sponsors to our team," team owner Steve 'Wilf' Moore explains. "Most recently Tracker UK, a well-established leader in vehicle security, tracking and recovery, something all bikers have in mind. We also welcome Rockoil, Super Soco and Avon Forest services.
"The 2020 livery looks stunning with a modified front fairing design and their logos proudly displayed. The whole team are prepared and ready for the new challenge of 18 race format in 2020 and we’re looking forward to testing the 2020 spec bike.”
Bridewell will get his hands on the 2020 bike at the official Donington Park test on July 28. The first round is then scheduled to take place at the same circuit on August 7-9.
Due to postponements and cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this year's BSB season is a six-round, 18-race shootout with no Showdown.
Pick up this week's issue of Motorcycle News (out Wednesday, June 8) to read more from Tommy Bridewell and Steve 'Wilf' Moore ahead of the 2020 season.