The Padgett Honda team is currently looking for a racer to ride their Honda RC213V-S at this year’s Isle of Man TT.
Their current rider, Bruce Anstey, unfortunately, dropped out of all road races this year due to cancer.
The team has stated that the Honda RC213V-S will still make it to this year’s TT even if there’s no replacement rider.
The Padgett’s Motorcycle Honda team has stated that they will still bring the crème of the crème Honda RC213V-S to this year’s Isle of Man TT race. Despite their star rider, Bruce Anstey, dropping out of all road races this year due to critical illness, the team is still looking on the bright side of things.
Team Manager Clive Padgett stated that the MotoGP-injected Honda RC213V-S will still make it to the infamous Mountain Course. However, there’s no news on whether the bike will enter the races as there is no replacement rider announced just yet.
Some names have been considered to pilot the beast and one of them was Isle of Man local, Conor Cummins. He has proven himself to be quite a rider with a number of podiums but due to his tall height, he might have an issue in terms of fitment on the narrow V4-powered race machine.
Bruce Anstey has started his recovery process in the hospital as we speak. He has been racing with the crew for the past seven seasons and the team has stated that he will have a say on who gets to ride his lovely Honda in this year’s race.
Fans of the TT should know that the bike will still make it to this year’s race and if there’s no rider, the team will still give a show either by a few startups at their paddock or even a parade lap around the 60km road circuit.