Superbike and Supersport action for Ian Hutchinson and David Johnson at the Isle of Man TT

Following a disrupted schedule due to weather conditions, racing finally got underway today at the 2019 Isle of Man TT races across the 37.73-mile Mountain Circuit, which saw Ian Hutchinson and David Johnson take part in the Superbike and Supersport races aboard Honda CBR machinery. The opening race of the day, the shortened four-lap RST Superbike Race, had a 25 minute delay but got underway at 11:05 (local time) this morning, with teammates Hutchinson and Johnson lining up respectively aboard their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machines. Both riders had just…

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Honda Racing focused on the Isle of Man TT races

Fresh from the International North West 200, the Honda Racing team is preparing to head to the Isle of Man for the legendary TT races, where Ian Hutchinson and David Johnson will contest the World’s fastest road race on Honda CBR machinery. The TT fortnight starts this Saturday (25 May) with the first sessions at the 37.73-mile Mountain circuit. The TT races will dominate the next two weeks, which for most is the highlight of the road race season, where riders will tackle the gruelling Mountain course across six categories…

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Honda Racing raring to get roads campaign underway at the International North West 200

Honda is ready to get its 2019 road racing campaign underway as Ian Hutchinson and new recruit, David Johnson, have arrived at the International North West 200 ready to kick off proceedings tomorrow. Wrapping up pre-season testing on a high, the Honda Racing team has enjoyed vast amounts of track time across the off-season in Europe, as well as various UK circuits, including the team’s favourite; Castle Combe in Wiltshire, in preparation for the NW200, the Isle of Man TT and the Ulster GP. Working closely with Dunlop throughout all…

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Johnston focused on return of form at 2018 MCE Ulster Grand Prix

By his own admission it has been quite a low key season for Lee Johnston. Joining 16 time TT winner Ian Hutchinson to form 2018’s Honda Racing team late last year, the Fermanagh rider put in a strong performance at the North West with three podium finishes but failed to replicate this success at the subsequent TT. Commenting on his recent run of form and his hopes for Dundrod, Lee said: “It’s no secret that we struggled at the TT. We had a few mechanical problems and although the results…

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Ian Hutchinson digs deep in Isle of Man TT return

The Honda Racing team is signing off after a positive Isle of Man TT campaign; although the results do not reflect the performance of the riders Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston, the squad is leaving this year’s event pleased with progress and on-going development of the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Hutchinson continued to impress as he made his return to the TT after breaking his leg in an accident last year. With inspirational drive and determination the ‘Bingley Bullet’ completed a total of 39 laps aboard the CBR during practice…

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Solid sixth place for Lee Johnston in the Superbike TT

Honda Racing’s Lee Johnston secured a solid sixth place finish in today’s opening RST Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT, aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, while teammate Ian Hutchinson retired from the six-lap race. With the Superbike race getting underway at a slightly later time than planned, due to fog and mist across the Mountain, the Honda duo set off at 1pm local time, with Hutchy fourth and Johnston 13th on the road. ‘The General’ had strong pace from the start and quickly settled into a good…

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Honda Racing ready to get TT campaign underway

The Honda Racing roads team is getting ready to launch its 2018 Isle of Man TT campaign as first Superbike practice takes place tonight around the 37.73-mile Mountain course. Honda Racing’s duo Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston will be taking part in the Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Senior TT races aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. The Honda-men will also be riding for the Padgetts Honda team in the Supersport 600 class and Johnston will also ride for Team Mugen in the TT Zero race. Coming into the TT the…

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Honda Racing back on the North West 200 podium

Honda Racing returned to the International North West 200 podium today as Lee Johnston finished the final Superbike race of the day in third place aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. In the opening Superbike race of the day Johnston narrowly missed out on the podium after crossing the line in fourth place. In a thrilling race at the 8.9-mile circuit in Northern Ireland, ‘The General’ started from tenth on the grid and soon started to gain places aboard the Fireblade. Making his way into second place in the closing…

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