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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
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness
Karl Harris at the Isle of Man TT

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