Honda Racing UK will return to the North West 200 on May 7-13 with Manx rider, Nathan Harrison, joining six times NW200 winner John McGuinness in the squad aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
26 year old Harrison, who replaces Glenn Irwin in the Louth based squad, is no stranger to the north coast races where he claimed two top ten finishes at last year’s event on Quayside Hondas, posting a 10th place result in the Anchor Bar Superbike race and 7th in the CP Hire Superstock event.
“To race alongside John and to ride in the Honda Racing UK team has always been a dream of mine.” the former Manx Grand Prix winner said.
“Hopefully, the long-term plan of where John can teach me things I may not know, learning from the team with the experience they have on the Fireblade and then my own progression, we can make small steps on last year to hopefully get me to that top step in the years to come.”
“It is great to see Honda Racing introducing some new and fresh talent with Nathan joining road racing legend, John McGuinness in the squad for this year’s event.” NW200 race boss, Mervyn Whyte, said.
“The Honda team has been part and parcel of the North West 200 for many years and we are delighted to have their support once again this year. We are looking forward to seeing Nathan and John on the grid in May where they can be assured of a warm welcome from the fans.”