Honda Racing will not participate in today’s six-lap Senior TT with Guy Martin, bringing an end to a fortnight on the Isle of Man in which poor weather severely limited on-track action.

Honda Racing will now continue its preparation for the Southern 100 and Ulster Grand Prix with the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

Jonny Twelvetrees, Honda Racing team manager:
We’re disappointed not to be taking part in today’s Senior TT, a decision that is ultimately due to a lack of track time for Guy on the Fireblade. We came here to race and everyone in the team – who have worked extremely hard over the last few months – was looking forward to seeing what the new bike could do. Guy informed me that he wouldn’t race in the Senior, which is a tough decision to make but one I can understand given the lack of practice we’ve had.

The good news is that Guy has told me that even though the TT hasn’t worked out, he’s keen to take part in the Southern 100 next month and try to get the most from the Fireblade there.

We wish a safe race to all the competitors and teams involved.

Guy Martin:
I came back to the TT this year to race and try to win with Honda Racing. I’ve done loads of testing and the team have been flat out, before we got here and at the event. But we’re not doing the times needed to be competitive here, we need more time to set up the bike and doing six laps will not achieve what we set out to do and I’ve always reckoned this is not the place to be out riding just to make up the numbers, so as a team we agreed it wasn’t right competing in the Senior TT. With the weather and my crash I’ve done plenty of tea drinking and dog walking.

I’m looking forward to racing the Mugen, it’s a real honour to race the most interesting bike in the paddock. I’ll see how I can do and I’m looking forward to then getting back to work Monday.

Isle of Man TT

Snaefell Mountain Course, Isle of Man

Road Racing 2017

Overcast
Friday 9 Jun 2017, 19:00 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Michael Dunlop 6 Bennetts Suzuki Suzuki 01:09:24.711
2 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW +01:09:38.031
3 Dean Harrison 9 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +01:09:48.216
4 James Hillier 3 JG Speedfit Kawasaki Kawasaki +01:10:11.713
5 Michael Rutter 11 Bathams SMT Racing BMW +01:10:12.357
6 Joshua Brookes 16 Norton Norton +01:10:28.793
7 David Johnson 1 Norton Motorcycles Norton +01:10:31.471
8 Conor Cummins Honda Racing Honda +01:10:58.288
9 Martin Jessopp 18 Riders Motorcycles BMW BMW +01:11:09.747
10 William Dunlop 15 Temple Golf Club Yamaha +01:11:10.616
11 Jamie Coward 29 Radcliffe's Racing BMW +01:12:15.297
12 Dan Kneen 14 Penz 13 BMW Motorrad Motorsport BMW +01:12:21.678
13 Daley Mathison 56 Eddie Stobart BMW +01:12:30.862
14 Daniel Hegarty 19 Top Gun Racing / Keltruck Honda +01:12:31.170
15 James Cowton 25 McAdoo Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki +01:12:32.815
Overcast
Sunday 4 Jun 2017, 16:31 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Ian Hutchinson 4 Tyco BMW BMW 01:45:58.474
2 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW +01:46:03.544
3 Dean Harrison 9 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +01:46:11.545
4 James Hillier 3 JG Speedfit Kawasaki Kawasaki +01:46:13.281
5 Dan Kneen 14 Team Penz 13.com BMW Motorrad BMW +01:47:50.068
6 Michael Rutter 11 Bathams SMT Racing BMW +01:47:50.203
7 David Johnson 1 Norton Motorcycles Norton +01:48:25.512
8 Joshua Brookes 16 Norton Norton +01:48:39.174
9 William Dunlop 15 Temple Golf Club Yamaha +01:48:50.858
10 Martin Jessopp 18 Riders Motorcycles BMW BMW +01:48:53.943
11 Horst Saiger 22 iXS Kawasaki +01:49:48.762
12 Sam West 30 PRL / Worthington BMW +01:49:56.914
13 Bruce Anstey 2 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda +01:50:18.570
14 Philip Crowe 36 Handtrans / Fleetwood Grab BMW +01:50:23.240
15 Jamie Coward 29 Radcliffe's Racing BMW +01:50:33.005
Saturday 3 Jun 2017, 18:25 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Michael Dunlop 6 Bennetts Suzuki Suzuki 17:16.361
2 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW 17:19.799
3 Ian Hutchinson 4 Tyco BMW BMW 17:22.209
4 Dan Kneen 14 Penz13.com BMW 17:22.232
5 Michael Rutter 11 Bathams SMT BMW 17:24.545
6 Bruce Anstey 2 Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles Honda 17:25.531
7 Dean Harrison 9 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki 17:31.408
8 James Hillier 3 JG Speedfit Kawasaki 17:31.469
9 Lee Johnston 13 East Coast Construction BMW 17:33.782
10 Martin Jessopp 18 Riders Motorcycles BMW 17:42.090
26 Guy Martin 8 Honda Racing Honda 18:11.839