MCGUINNESS RE-WRITES THE SENIOR TT RECORD BOOKS

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HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness took his third TT victory today of the ’06 TT Festival when he emphatically won the Senior TT, giving him his eleventh win and third hat trick on the Isle of Man while handing Honda its 130th TT victory. As in previous performances at the 2006 TT Festival McGuinness executed a blistering start, and smashed the lap record that he set in Saturday’s superbike … [Read more...]

MOLYNEUX AND HALLAM TO MISS ISLE OF MAN TT

HM Plant Honda sidecar riders Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam will miss the 2006 Isle of Man TT after crashing out, at Rhencullen, in yesterday’s (1 June) practice session. Isle of Man-based Molyneux sustained a dislocated shoulder and a cut to his leg while Hallamsustained friction burns. It is a disappointing end to the pairing’s week-long practice; they demonstrated consistent strong … [Read more...]

KIYO AND KARL READY FOR MALLORY PARK ACTION

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Honda Racing’s Ryuichi Kiyonari and Karl Harris make their way to Mallory Park this weekend (3/4 June) for the sixth round of the ever-competitive Bennetts British Superbike Championship. The HM Plant Honda Superbike riders are eager to get back on track after the cancellation of the fifth round at Mondello two weeks ago. In Ireland, Kiyonari demonstrated a blistering return to form and … [Read more...]

MELANDRI WINS, PEDROSA THIRD AS HONDA DOMINATES THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX

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Honda riders won all three classes here in France today with Marco Melandri (Fortuna Honda RC211V) winning his second MotoGP race of the season from Loris Capirossi (Ducati) with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC211V) third. Four Honda riders finished in the top five. Yukio Takahashi (Humangest Racing Honda RS250RW) won a spectacular 250cc GP from team-mate Andrea Dovizioso while in the 125cc race … [Read more...]

RED BULL HONDA IN SEARCH OF POINTS AND PODIUMS AT MONDELLO

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Red Bull Honda riders Eugene Laverty and Jonathan Rea make their way to Mondello Park this weekend (20/21 May) for round five of the British Supersport and the Bennetts British Superbike Championship respectively. Laverty currently heads the Supersport points table with a slim one-point lead over Cal Crutchlow. The 19-year-old has won the last two Supersport races and will be looking forward to … [Read more...]

JOHNATHON REA TOPS THE TIME SHEETS

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Round five of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship takes place this weekend at Mondello Park in Southern Ireland, and it is Irish rider Johnny "Stormy" Rea on the Red Bull Honda who is setting the pace in free practice one. Last year saw Rea take his first Superbike pole position at his local circuit however he didn't have a good run in the race as he got hooked off his Honda by another … [Read more...]

DOUBLE WIN FOR HM PLANT HONDA

Superbike Double Win For HM Plant Hondas Steve Plater Steve Plater not only achieved his first Kennedy International North West 200 win today (14 May) but he managed to do the double and break the lap record. John McGuinness also achieved a double of his own with two third places for HM Plant Honda in the hard-fought Superbike classes Perfect weather conditions prevailed and despite a … [Read more...]

LAVILLA WINS RACE ONE

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Gregorio Lavilla has further extended his lead in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship by taking a win in race one at round three at Thruxton. Such was Lavilla's pace that he pulled a lead of 4.46secs over his team-mate Leon Haslam who came home in second with HM Plant Honda's Ryuichi Kiyonari in third 8.282secs off the back of Haslam. The race wasn't a straight forward event with a … [Read more...]

DUCATI ONE TWO AT THRUXTON

Airwaves Ducati took another one two at an action packed third round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at high speed Thruxton in Hampshire. Gregorio Lavilla once more scythed through the field and pulled a 6.337sec lead over his team-mate Leon Haslam with third place going to the determined HM Plant Honda rider, Karl Harris. The fun began for the Rizla Suzuki team on the out lap … [Read more...]