McGuinness and Cummins sticking with Honda for 2015 roads

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As widely speculated in the past weeks, John McGuinness and Conor Cummins will remain with the official Honda team for their 2015 road racing campaign. The duo will ride for the team in the superbike classes at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.

McGuinness had a tough year in 2014, with a broken wrist before the season kicked off leaving him unable to add to his superbike win tally at the TT, but the Morecombe Missile is back to full fitness and out to make amends for his disappointing season past.

“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.”

Cummins, meanwhile, will be looking to build on one of his strongest seasons ever, after making it to the podium at both races on the factory supported Fireblade. However, the Ramsey native will start the season with a clear goal; to move up a step and win his first TT.

“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.”

For the first of our two-part interview with John McGuinness, see today Wednesday 7th January’s MCN.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer