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Honda's line up for Goodwood

Author: Honda Racing Press Release
Posted on: Friday, Jul 07 2006

Race machines from the world of MotoGP, World Superbike, British Superbike and a choice selection of famous Honda motorcycles from the past will make this an event not to be missed by the bike race fan.

Topping the bill is young Australian ace Casey Stoner and his factory Honda RC211V. The Team LCR rider counts the UK as his second home as he won the 2001 British 125cc title for Honda. The 20-year-old said: "Goodwood sounds like a great event. From what I've seen in the past it's a fantastic gathering of everything in motor sport and I'm really looking forward to participating. I'll have my MotoGP race bike with me so I'll hopefully give the fans a thrill!"

Joining Casey will be home-hero James Toseland, fresh from his podium finish at Misano. He will be there with his Winston Ten Kate Honda Fireblade, while British Superbike star Karl Harris will also be making appearances on HM Plant Honda Racing CBR1000RR. Rounding off Honda's Fireblade entries will be this year's TT hat-trick winner, John McGuinness on the Blade that he clinched both the Senior and Superbike TT titles.

Stars from yesteryear will include fans’ favourite Ron Haslam who will be reunited, after 20 years, with his Honda-powered 1986 Elf-3 machine. Luigi Taveri and Tommy Robb will be sharing an RC162 machine from 1961, while Ralph Bryans and Stuart Graham will be enjoying the RC174 from 1967 and legendary classic racer Bob Heath will be riding an RC173.

It's all happening this weekend of July 7th to July 9th

The Goodwood Festival of Speed has been a major event in the motorsports calendar for more than a decade. It is a hill-climb event that marries the current Earl of March’s love of motorsports on two and four wheels with a passion for the history of racing cars and motorcycles. It?s all set in the glorious grounds of Goodwood, near Chichester in West Sussex.

For further information on the Goodwood Festival of Speed and to order tickets, contact 01243 755055, or email: You can also book online at:

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