Honda Racing’s new recruit Davey Todd has suffered a broken collarbone during his winter training programme and has undergone a successful operation.

Todd, who will compete in the National Superstock 1000 championship as well as a road racing campaign at the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT in 2020, confirmed via social media he has sustained a broken right collarbone while training in California.

The English rider underwent a successful operation in the United States and is already recovering in preparation for the 2020 season. Todd expects to be fully fit for the start of the campaign for Honda.

Todd has joined Honda Racing ahead of its debut campaign with the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP and will team-mate Glenn Irwin on the roads and Tom Neave in the National Superstock 1000 class for 2020.

“So just wanting to keep all you guys in the loop. I had a little spill while out winter training in California and busted my collarbone,” Todd wrote on social media.

“But on a positive note, had surgery by one of the best in game, already on the mend and be good as new in no time and fighting fit ready for testing! Big thanks to everybody who’s been a massive help so far!”

Back at Honda Racing’s Louth headquarters, the team received the new Fireblade machines at the end of December in a shipment from Japan and is currently preparing the bikes for its winter testing programme.

“The feeling around the new bike is so strong and I think it’s going to impress both race fans and customers alike. Since the Fireblade SPs arrived the team has been flat out getting to know the machines, as everything is new,” Havier Beltran, Honda Racing team manager said.

“We have parts being made in the machine shop, bikes on the dyno and bikes being delivered to suppliers, so it really is all hands to the deck at the moment.

“I really can’t wait for testing and to see all the hard work and commitment in place when the guys leave pit lane for the first time.”