The six-lap Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT came to an early end for Honda Racing and Guy Martin this afternoon, after a crash on the opening lap saw the team out of contention.

With near-perfect conditions around the 37.73-mile Mountain course the rescheduled race got underway at 2pm. However it wasn’t meant to be after a false neutral caused Martin to crash out of the running at Doran’s Bend, just before the first sector at Glen Helen.

Walking away from the incident, Martin is OK, but has some swelling to his wrist, so sat out of TT Zero practice this evening. With limited track time due to bad weather affecting practice sessions last week, this is another blow to Honda’s TT, where track time for the all-new Fireblade is vital.

The team will now regroup and prepare for Wednesday’s Senior TT practice, ahead of the final blue-riband race on Friday 9 June.

Jonny Twelvetrees

Jonny Twelvetrees

Team Manager

Well today was not our day! We were looking forward to the Superbike race, but unfortunately we didn’t make it to the first sector. Guy has told us he hit a false neutral at Doran’s, which caused him to run up the curb and then come down. He’s hurt his wrist a little, but he’s fine and nothing serious, it’s just bruised. He’s understandably shaken as it’s a very fast corner, but the main thing is that he’s OK! He decided to sit out of the TT Zero practice this evening just to rest his wrist and get some ice on it. It’s a shame that we didn’t get the six laps, as we need the track time and the data but, he’ll get nine laps in before the Senior on Friday, which with the lack of track time to date, is very welcomed. He’s got two Supersport races, the TT Zero and a one-lap Senior practice – so they will all be crucial. He’s upping his pace in each session and making solid progress, so we now have to wait for the final race, the Senior TT, which we are all looking forward to.

Honda Racing
Isle of Man TT

Snaefell Mountain Course, Isle of Man

Road Racing 2017

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Sunday 4 Jun 2017, 16:31 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Ian Hutchinson 4 Tyco BMW BMW 01:45:58.474
2 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW +01:46:03.544
3 Dean Harrison 9 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki +01:46:11.545
4 James Hillier 3 JG Speedfit Kawasaki Kawasaki +01:46:13.281
5 Dan Kneen 14 Team Penz 13.com BMW Motorrad BMW +01:47:50.068
6 Michael Rutter 11 Bathams SMT Racing BMW +01:47:50.203
7 David Johnson 1 Norton Motorcycles Norton +01:48:25.512
8 Joshua Brookes 16 Norton Norton +01:48:39.174
9 William Dunlop 15 Temple Golf Club Yamaha +01:48:50.858
10 Martin Jessopp 18 Riders Motorcycles BMW BMW +01:48:53.943
11 Horst Saiger 22 iXS Kawasaki +01:49:48.762
12 Sam West 30 PRL / Worthington BMW +01:49:56.914
13 Bruce Anstey 2 Padgetts Honda Honda +01:50:18.570
14 Philip Crowe 36 Handtrans / Fleetwood Grab BMW +01:50:23.240
15 Jamie Coward 29 Radcliffe's Racing BMW +01:50:33.005
Saturday 3 Jun 2017, 18:25 UTC
# Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Michael Dunlop 6 Bennetts Suzuki Suzuki 17:16.361
2 Peter Hickman 10 Smiths Racing BMW 17:19.799
3 Ian Hutchinson 4 Tyco BMW BMW 17:22.209
4 Dan Kneen 14 Penz13.com BMW 17:22.232
5 Michael Rutter 11 Bathams SMT BMW 17:24.545
6 Bruce Anstey 2 Padgetts Honda Honda 17:25.531
7 Dean Harrison 9 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki 17:31.408
8 James Hillier 3 JG Speedfit Kawasaki 17:31.469
9 Lee Johnston 13 East Coast Construction BMW 17:33.782
10 Martin Jessopp 18 Riders Motorcycles BMW 17:42.090
26 Guy Martin 8 Honda Racing Honda 18:11.839