Irwin, Neave remain with Honda for 2021 title assaults

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Irwin cresys Jones' Leap at Portimao
Irwin cresys Jones' Leap at Portimao Picture: Honda Racing

Glenn Irwin has signed to remain with Honda for an assault on the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike title and will be partnered by Ryo Mizuno.

During the 2020 season, Irwin enjoyed a win and five podium finishes, eventually wrapping up the season fourth overall.

Showing the potential of the new Fireblade, Irwin led the title fight for the majority of the season and will be looking towards the title in 2021.

“I’m really happy to continue with Honda Racing and to carry on the development of the new Fireblade. 2020 was a really refreshing year that perhaps brought success earlier than I anticipated,” said Irwin.

“For 2021 we have extensive development to go through which for sure will improve our package further. That said, there won’t be any room for complacency which I have experienced before, so we won’t be making bold predictions from a results perspective.

“As a team we know from the work carried out over the winter, we have a strong base to continue developing the Fireblade. Working with Ryo is exciting in itself, with Ryo coming from a completely different racing background. I am excited to see how his feedback improves us.”

Tom Neave also remains with the squad and he will again challenge for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 title.

“I’m delighted to be going into my third season with Honda Racing. My ultimate aim is to be on the Superbike but I think it’s important that I complete another full year on the Superstock Fireblade to refine and build on everything we learnt last season,” said Neave.

“We had a strong year and finishing as runner-up has motivated me more than ever to claim that number one. I’m so grateful to Honda and all my sponsors for sticking by me and I can’t wait to get 2021 underway.”

Neave stays on the Superstock bike
Neave stays on the Superstock bike Picture: Honda Racing