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BSS: Richards, Plater stay with Honda, switch series

Honda's Glen Richards returns to the British Supersport Championship in 2010, while Steve Plater switches to the Superstock series
Glen Richards and Steve Plater have reaffirmed their commitment to Honda by confirming they will participate in the British Supersport and Superstock championships respectively.

Richards competed in the Superbike category for HM Plant Honda in 2009, but having had his season disrupted by injury, the Australian will switch back to the Supersport class he dominated with Triumph in 2008.

Competing under the Padgetts Honda banner, which will once again receive backing from Honda UK, Richards will join Ian Hutchinson in the team.

Additionally, Richards receives an entry into the Superstock series alongside the experienced Plater, who switches series' after winning this year's British Supersport Championship. Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will return for another season of Superstock racing too.

Furthermore, Plater and McGuiness will spearhead HM Plant Honda's road racing campaign after the manufacturer confirmed they will participate in the Isle of Man TT and North West 200.



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Glen Richards - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Glen Richards - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Steve Plater - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ian Hutchinson, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

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Phil - Unregistered

December 21, 2009 1:23 PM

Bit of a kick in the teeth for Plater, especially as he won the SS title and stood in for Brookes in BSB. I would have liked to see him defend his SS title, but it isn't to be. Wonder if he will be given the chance to stand in for Kiyo or Brookes if need be?

yamapimp - Unregistered

December 22, 2009 4:14 PM

Phil...I agree with you totally but, thats what I think the reason is and despite what Plater says, he will be at the TT as a good TT can net him over £100,000. He will be lucky if he earns 15 to 20 grand in the SS660 or Superstocks so on this basis he has to earn money, he will therefore be at the TT!



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