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 Honda squad is keen to continue its good form after Johnston scored a podium last time out at the North West 200. With good pace throughout race week, ‘The General’ finished fourth and third in both Superbike races aboard the Fireblade SP2.
With a host of positives collected from his return to racing at the North West, teammate Hutchinson will be looking to build and continue his good form at the 2018 TT races.
Honda has a long established history at the Isle of Man TT and remains the most successful manufacturer ever at the event, with the Fireblade holding the accolade as the most successful 1000cc machine with 23 TT victories. Honda is also once again official motorbike partner to the TT; and for the first time ever is the official car partner, with the Civic Type R.
The opening RST Superbike race is scheduled for 12.00pm on Saturday 2 June, with the RL360 Quantum Superstock 1000 race scheduled for Monday 4 June at 14.15pm. Closing the TT fortnight is the blue riband Senior TT, due to take place on Friday 8 June at 12.45pm (BST).
The full 2018 IOM TT Schedule can be found here: www.iomtt.com/schedule
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