HONDA CONFIRMS BSB COMMITMENT FOR 2010
December 21 2009.

Honda (UK) has confirmed its continued commitment to the British Superbike Championship and Isle of Man TT and North West 200 road races for 2010 with the HM Plant Honda team and its strong rider line-up.

Ryuichi Kiyonari and Josh Brookes will compete on the CBR1000RR Fireblade in the British Superbike class, with the 2009 British Supersport Champion, Steve Plater, also taking to the seat of a Fireblade in the British Superstock Championship.

2009 Senior TT Winner, Steve Plater, will also line up on the TT and NW200 grids alongside 15 times TT legend John McGuinness, for a second season on the Fireblade Superbike.

Steve Martindale, General Manager of Honda (UK) Motorcycles, commented, "I'm pleased to confirm Honda's commitment to the British Superbike Championship for 2010 and also the team's continued relationship with HM Plant. The British Superbike Championship is very strong and the high standard of rider talent and racing can be seen at every round."

HM Plant Chairman, John Jones, said, "We have been delighted with our relationship with Honda and the exposure achieved from the HM Plant Honda team partnership over the last six years and look forward to that continuing with some great and exciting racing in 2010."

Honda (UK) Racing will also continue its long-standing relationship and support of Clive Padgett's Honda squad in 2010. Former HM Plant Honda BSB racer Glen Richards will compete in both the Superstock and Supersport classes, with John McGuinness alongside Glen in the Superstock Championship and Ian Hutchinson also in the Supersport series on the acclaimed CBR600RR.