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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
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.

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