Honda UK is thrilled to announce it will once again be official motorbike partner to the 2018 Isle of Man TT; and, for the first time ever will be the official car partner.
Eight Civic Type R and eight of the brand new CBR1000RR Fireblade SP have been provided by Honda UK for the Isle of Man TT organisers to patrol the 37.73 mile course throughout the duration of the annual road race.
The multiple award-winning Civic Type R, which puts 320PS through the front wheels and is the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the infamous Nürburgring, was launched in summer 2017 and prices start from £30,995 on the road.
The Fireblade has been used by the iconic travelling marshals since 2016. The latest award-winning CBR1000RR was launched in early 2017. Prices start at £15,769 for the standard model rising to £19,770 for the SP variant.
“It is an honour for us that our Fireblade road bike will continue to serve the travelling marshals around the course as they ensure the safety of all riders and fans,” commented Neil Fletcher, Head of Motorcycles for Honda UK. “The TT is a rich part of our racing heritage, it has provided many challenges and been the setting for multiple successes for Honda. We first set foot on the island in 1959 and won a manufacturer award, we came back in 1961 when Mike Hailwood dominated the 125cc and 250cc classes, he went on to win his first world title with us that same year. Nearly 60 years on we’re really looking forward to this years action.”
Phil Webb, Head of Car for Honda UK commented: “After celebrating 25 years of Fireblade and Type R last year, it is fantastic to see them together again, this time at the TT. I’m not sure what the marshals will enjoy more, those riding the Fireblade or those behind the wheel of the Civic Type R!”
The 2018 Isle of Man TT takes place from the 26th May to 8th June, it will be broadcast on ITV4 in the UK and available through international broadcasters in places as far as the USA and Australia.