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McGuinness and Cummins Together with Honda in 2015 for Isle of Man TT and NW200

Honda Motor Europe has announced that John Mc Guinness and Conor Cummins will be the official riders in 2015. After the good results the two-man squad obtained in the previous road racing season, Honda is pleased to confirm the contract extension for the Morecambe Missile and the Ramsey Rocket. Both riders will be at the helm of Honda CBR1000RR SP machinery in 2015.
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McGuinness and Cummins will take their CBR1000RR SPs to the Isle of Man TT and the Superbike races at the North West 200 as Honda works riders, but they are also involved with privately-owned Jackson Racing team. Wearing Jackson Racing liveries, they will compete in the Supersport class at the TT and NW 200 aboard CBR600RR bikes.

At the same time, the Fireblade SP machines will carry the two in the 2015 Endurance World Championship Superstock races, while Conor Cummins will also participate in the road Superstock races.21 TT victories make McGuinness the man to beat
John “Mr. Pint” McGuinness has no less than 21 victories on the Mountain, still 5 short of the most successful rider of all times, the magic Joey Dunlop, who was crowned on the Snaefell on 26 occasions. McGuinness has had a rather frustrating season in 2014 after he broke a scaphoid bone during off-road training. Still, he managed to secure the TT Zero title and top ten finishes in the other races.

His team mate made a great debut in TT racing in 2014, with podium finishes in both TT and NW 200. And with his second place in the Senior TT race in 2014, he proved that the trust Honda put in him was well-motivated and he deserves more opportunities in the future. Here's what the team has had to say on the matter.

Neil Tuxworth – Honda Racing Europe

We’re very happy to retain both John McGuinness and Conor Cummins for our 2015 road racing campaign. It goes without saying that our well-established relationship with John is proven to reap results. Last year was tough for him with his injury but he still got some good results. He’s very determined and we have every confidence that he’ll come back fighting. He is still very capable of winning races. Conor really impressed us in 2014, not just with the results, but also with his work ethic and attitude. He’s hungry for success, yet incredibly humble and he really puts in the effort on and off the bike. We’re delighted to have him on board for a second season. I believe we are in a very strong position for the 2015 road racing events.

John McGuinness

There’s no denying that 2014 was a tough year for me. It shook my confidence and held me back but I’m ready to put it all behind me and get back to the business of winning races. I’ve said it before but the Honda team is like family to me and that support means everything. I can’t wait to get back on the bike and prove that there’s life in the old dog yet.

Conor Cummins

2014 was a great year for me. I achieved a career-long dream in riding for the official Honda team and I just wanted to make the very most of the opportunity I’d been given. I’m thrilled to be staying with the team for 2015 and now that I have a season of experience on the Fireblade SP under my belt, I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve. Hopefully we can bring home some good results."


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