Honda Motor Europe have confirmed that John McGuinness and Conor Cummins will be retained for the 2015 road racing campaign. The pair will spearhead Honda’s challenge in the Senior and Superbike classes at this year’s Isle of Man TT with both also set to be heavily involved in the North West 200 and Endurance World Championship.
After an injury-blighted 2014, McGuinness is looking to rediscover his best form and add to his 21 Isle of Man TT victories.
“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.”
In his first year as an official Honda rider, Cummins enjoyed success at both the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, including a podium finish in the Senior TT itself, and the Manxman is targeting race victories in 2015.
“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.”