The rumor mill is circulating that the Ten Kate Honda World Supersport team could have been using an engine aid. It seems that thanks to an electric pump inserted in the engine casing, the Dutch team managed to get a few more horses from the core engine of the Honda CBR600RR.
Taking nothing away by the excellent riding and results from this fantastic team, but perhaps they recieved a little help to achieve their goals.
The kit in question is a widely available part for the Honda but, according to rules and regulations is illegal to use. If during a inspection this pump was found it would lead to an immediate disqualification. It seems an inspection found the pump hidden behind the engine casing performed by WSBK insepector Fabio Fazio.read more