Tresiba branding highlights new look of Kimball’s No. 83 car

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Novo Nordisk’s Tresiba branding will be showcased on Charlie Kimball’s No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. There was a soft launch of the new livery at St. Petersburg, with the full colors and signage now on board from Phoenix this weekend.

The team’s full release is below:

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, INDYCAR driver Charlie Kimball and Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, w ill unveil a new livery for the No. 83 entry fielded by Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing when the car takes the track at the Phoenix Grand Prix. The car features a new black and green color scheme and carries the logo of Tresiba® (insulin degludec injection), Novo Nordisk’s once-daily, long-acting basal insulin. Tresiba was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in September 2015.

The 2016 race season marks the eighth consecutive year of partnership between Novo Nordisk and Kimball. Since his type 1 diabetes diagnosis, Kimball has been a passionate diabetes advocate. He is the face of Novo Nordisk’s award-winning Race with Insulin campaign, which aims to raise awareness and educate the public about diabetes management.

“The new look of this car represents something very personal to me. Just as there have been advancements in racing, there have been advancements in the management of diabetes. The new look of my 2016 car represents another strong link between this program and the diabetes community,” said Kimball. “I am excited about the new design, not only because of the new look, but also because it represents the next phase in my effort to educate others.”

“We love the new look of Charlie’s car and are thrilled to continue our partnership with Charlie and Chip Ganassi Racing. It has been rewarding to see Charlie inspire and educate others affected by diabetes,” said Camille Lee, senior vice president, Diabetes & Obesity Marketing, Novo Nordisk Inc. “We are looking forward to a great season with Charlie and the No. 83 Tresiba Chevrolet, and are extremely excited about the future of the Race with Insulin campaign.”

Continue to follow Charlie’s journey and his work with Novo Nordisk at RaceWithInsulin.com, learn more about Tresiba (insulin degludec injection 200 Units/mL) at Tresiba.com, or follow Charlie on Twitter at @racewithinsulin.

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.