Tuxworth: “We’ve no plans in place to go to WSB”
HM Plant Honda boss Neil Tuxworth has dismissed persistent rumours circulating the WSB paddock that HRC are planning an official return to WSB with the Louth-based team.
Under Tuxworth’s management, the Louth team with HRC backing, enjoyed massive success in WSB, winning world titles with John Kocinski (1997) and Colin Edwards (2000 and 2002), and have since become a major player in BSB with HM Plant backing.
Rumours suggesting the team’s return to the championship seem to surface at this time of the season every year and Tuxworth said: “Yeah, I heard this last year. I’m not at Donington so I’ve not heard the latest rumours but the truth is that we currently have no plans in place for next year.
“That’s not saying we won’t be racing at all, it’s just that right now we’ve not finalised anything for 2010. Since the TT we’ve just been re-grouping, and like everyone else in the business, trying to save money!
“We’ve talked over ideas for the future but nothing is concrete and never normally is at this time of the year. Normally our deadline (to formulate a plan) would be at the end of July.
“I don’t believe Honda (in Japan) are that the stage where they have finalised any plans either. They would normally announce their global plans in August.”