Buildbase Honda will field a four-man line-up next season after the 11th-hour signing of Martin Barr.
Team owner Dave Thorpe had tried to sign the 28-year-old in the summer but at the time he was happy to stay with his existing set-up. However, Dave’s persistence paid off and Martin agreed a deal at the end of November and after testing the 2016 CRF250R last week the Irishman’s confident that he made the right decision.
The domestic focused Buildbase Honda MX squad is set to break cover in its 2015 colours on foreign soil with a month long tour of Italy and its neighbouring island Sardinia soon to get underway.
Kristian Whatley and Gert Krestinov rounded out their pre-season campaigns by taking excellent fourth and fifth places overall respectively at today's Starcross event held at Mantova, Italy. The famous international meeting marked the last of four warm up events for the Honda duo as they prepare for the start of their season proper, as the Maxxis ACU British Championship gets underway-mid next month.