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Tuxworth thrilled as Honda ends TT as top manufacturer

'To come back with the manufacturer's title, three solo wins out of five races and with a total of 11 podiums, two of which comprised fully of Hondas, is a fantastic reward for all the hard work put in' - Neil Tuxworth
Honda Racing boss Neil Tuxworth has reflected on a 'magical' Isle of Man TT for the iconic Japanese manufacturer, with John McGuinness grabbing the headlines once more.

The Morecambe rider raised his tally of TT victories to 19 following wins in the Superbike and Superstock races, but was denied the chance to chase a 20th success following the cancellation of the Senior on Saturday.

McGuinness also won the overall TT Championship and the £10,000 top prize with 74 points from Bruce Anstey (67) and Cameron Donald (66).

Points are awarded based on results in the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock classes.

Honda dominated the TT, taking a 1-2-3 in the opening Supersport race with Bruce Anstey, Cameron Donald and William Dunlop on the rostrum.

Honda machines also filled the leading positions in the Superbike race, with McGuinness winning from Donald and Anstey, while McGuinness's victory in the Superstock event was the iconic marque's 163rd TT triumph.

One downside was a crash involving Honda TT Legends rider Simon Andrews in the Superbike race, who fortunately escaped serious injury.

Tuxworth said: “The TT is always such a magical event for Honda. It is where Honda began racing and has been coming for over 50 years to compete, with numerous successes during this period.

“To come back with the manufacturer's title, three solo wins out of five races and with a total of 11 podiums, two of which comprised fully of Hondas, is a fantastic reward for all the hard work put in.

“The Honda TT Legends, Padgetts Racing and Wilson Craig Racing teams all performed with such professionalism and proved once again that Honda is still the most competitive machine out there, across all classes.”



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John McGuinness on his Honda TT Legends machine in the Superbike TT
Bruce Anstey won the Lightweight race at the Classic TT on the Padgetts Honda RS250.
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during practice for the Classic TT.
Ian Lougher, Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston in the winners` enclosure following the 2015 500cc Classic TT
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Senior TT.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Daley Mathison were the top three in the SES TT Zero race.
Bruce Anstey won the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen.
Ian Hutchinson o the Team Traction Control Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha in the second Monster Energy Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.

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