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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.”



Related Pictures

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John McGuinness on his Honda TT Legends machine in the Superbike TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT
Ben and Tom Birchall at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness in the TT Zero Challenge race on the Mugen
John McGuinness won the TT Zero Challenge race for Mugen
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT

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