HM Plant Honda has confirmed Ryuichi Kiyonari and Josh Brookes as their riders for the 2010 British Superbike Championship.
The HM Plant Honda team, who had a tough year in 2009 with injuries and rider suspensions, have drafted in former BSB champion Kiyonari after a stint in World Superbikes to partner Brookes in the 2010 BSB championship, with the 2009 British Supersport Champion Steve Plater also taking to the seat of a Fireblade in the British Superstock Championship.
2009 Senior TT Winner, Steve Plater, will also line up on the TT and NW200 grids alongside 15 times TT legend John McGuinness, for a second season, on the Fireblade Superbike.
“I’m pleased to confirm Honda’s commitment to the British Superbike Championship for 2010 and also the team’s continued relationship with HM Plant,” said Steve Martindale, General Manager of Honda (UK) Motorcycles. “The British Superbike Championship is very strong and the high standard of rider talent and racing can be seen at every round.”
HM Plant Chairman, John Jones, added, “We have been delighted with our relationship with Honda and the exposure achieved from the HM Plant Honda team partnership over the last six years and look forward to that continuing with some great and exciting racing in 2010.”
Honda (UK) Racing will also continue its long-standing relationship and support of Clive Padgett’s Honda squad in 2010. Former HM Plant Honda BSB racer Glen Richards will compete in both the Superstock and Supersport classes, with John McGuinness alongside Glen in the Superstock Championship and Ian Hutchinson also in the Supersport series on the acclaimed CBR600RR.