Nathan Harrison signing for Honda Racing UK? Who forecast this?
Well, it has happened and what an opportunity for the 2019 Senior Manx GP winner.
Set to race the already proven, roads winning CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP in Superstock and Superbike trim, his team-mate at the North West 200 and TT Races is none other than 23 times TT winner, John McGuinness MBE.
Speaking today via Honda Racing UK’s website, Harrison who placed tenth in last year’s Senior TT, stated:
“To race alongside John and to ride in the Honda Racing UK team has always been a dream of mine. Coming from a Manx family that has always been involved in motorcycling, the TT has always been in my blood.
Watching the TT as a child with John & Honda dominating, it made me want to be the next ‘John McGuinness’ and that was my full focus.
I can’t thank Havier & Honda Racing UK enough for the opportunity. It’s only my second ever TT, so to be going into it on a great bike, with the best teammate I could ask for, will be an incredible experience.”
“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.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my Mum and Dad for all their support and sacrifice over the years, my sponsors and supporters for sticking by me and helping me to get to this position where I have been given the fantastic opportunity.”
Quotes via hondaracinguk.co.uk
Photo via hondaracinguk.co.uk
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou