Friday 16th November 2018

Honda Racing signs Andrew Irwin and Tom Neave in its British Superbike and National Superstock Championship assaults

– Andrew Irwin joins Honda Racing in British Superbike title assault
– Honda returns to the National Superstock 1000 Championship

Honda (UK) is pleased to announce its 2019 racing plans, having signed Andrew Irwin in the British Superbike Championship and Tom Neave in the National Superstock 1000 Championship, as well as supporting Will Lathrope in the Junior Supersport class.

Andrew joins the Honda team after a promising debut season in the Superbike class, which saw a best result of fourth place in the final round at Brands Hatch. Andrew will be looking for strong results and Showdown spots as he contests the 2019 season riding the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

Honda Racing also makes its return to the National Superstock 1000 Championship with Tom, riding the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, who impressed when he rode the Superbike earlier in the year. Finishing as runner-up in 2014, the team will be looking to claim the title in 2019.

As well as challenging in the Superbike and Superstock classes, Honda (UK) is pleased to be supporting young racing talent in the Junior Supersport class with Will Lathrope aboard the Honda CBR500R. Will first rode the machine in the final round of the series this year, securing two sixth places in the process.

The second rider on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 to contest the 2019 British Superbike Championship will be announced in the next couple of weeks.

Honda Racing would also like to thank to Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran for their hard work, help and dedication in developing the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. The riders have been with Honda for 15 years collectively – Dan four years and Jason 11 (Honda Australia and Honda UK). Honda Racing along with Honda (UK) would like to wish them both all the very best for the future.

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