Honda press release for this weekend racing in the BSB event. As round three of the 2014 British Superbike Championship got underway at Snetterton in Norfolk today, Honda Racing unveiled a special CBR1000RR Fireblade Superbike livery based on the iconic Urban Tiger design first launched on the road-going machine in 1994.The special livery was revealed as Honda Racing’s Julien Da Costa took to the track for the first Superbike practice session ahead of Sunday’s races. The current World Endurance Champion is taking part in four BSB rounds (Snetterton, Donington Park, Silverstone and the final Brands Hatch outing) as part of the continued development programme for the CBR1000RR Fireblade ahead of Honda’s planned full-time return to the championship in 2015.Da Costa’s Snetterton race bike showcases the first of three special liveries celebrating the rich history of the Fireblade and is based on the Urban Tiger – a design launched when the original 1992 CBR900RR received its first major update in 1994. A new fairing brought with it the iconic ‘Foxeye’ headlight and a bright orange paint scheme that was an eye-catching departure from the standard Honda colours. The Urban Tiger became an iconic design still much revered by Fireblade fans. Da Costa will compete in both Sunday’s Superbike races, while his Honda Racing team-mates Jason O’Halloran and Freddy Foray will continue their Superstock 1000 campaigns aboard the tri-colour Honda Racing CBR1000RR Fireblade SP.The Urban Tiger special-livery race bike will make a second appearance when Julien Da Costa competes at the Donington Park round of British Superbikes in September.