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Honda Celebrates Success at 2012 Isle of Man TT - Web Exclusive

This took the tally of Honda TT wins to 163.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 12, 2012
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Despite the cancelation of the Senior TT races on the Isle Of Man for the first time in the event’s 105-year history (due to bad weather), Honda claimed victory in three of the five solo motorcycle races, and took 11 of a possible 15 podiums.

Both the Superbike and the first Supersport race at the start of the week ended with a Honda 1-2-3; John McGuinness taking victory in the first aboard his Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR, Padgetts Racing’s Bruce Anstey took his CBR600RR to the second closest TT victory in history, winning Supersport by a margin of just 0.77 seconds on the 37.73mile Isle of Man course.

McGuinness then went on to win the Superstock class with Padgetts on a near-stock CBR1000RR. This took the tally of Honda TT wins to 163.

The decision to cancel the Senior TT deprived McGuinness of the chance to challenge for his 20th IOM TT victory, but he’s looking forward to next year.

In among the success, there was a moment of misfortune when Honda TT Legends rider, Simon Andrews, crashed on the first lap of the Superbike race. He was taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

By Greg Emmerson
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