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Ninth Place Finish For McGuinness

Author: Honda Racing Press Release
Posted on: Monday, Oct 02 2006

Liverpool-based rider Brogan, who joined the HM Plant outfit for the final four races of the season, looked to have executed a blistering start to the 16-lap race and slotted into third place by the first turn, however the 25-year-old was soon penalised for a jump start and as a result had a ride through penalty which he took on the end of lap four. Brogan rejoined in 17th place, finally finishing in 15th place when the race was red-flagged on the beginning of lap 11 due to the onset of rain. Despite the race not having reached the two-thirds distance it was decided not to restart it due to live television schedule constraints.

John McGuinness had qualified his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in ninth place but did not get a strong start to his final race of the year and as a result was running in 14th place by the end of the opening lap. McGuinness made up four places and brought his season to a close with a valuable eight points elevating him to ninth in the final championship standings.

Steve Brogan:
The lights seemed to be on for a long while and I guess I was just a bit keener than anyone else to get away! I was gutted to ruin my last race. I have really enjoyed the whole Honda experience and would like to give a big thank you to Honda for giving me the opportunity to race for them in the last four races this year, it has been great.

John McGuinness:
The season started off good but I had a mid season lull but luckily I got back into scoring some points. Ive enjoyed working with Honda and in particular my team of mechanics; it has been great fun. Outside of the BSB the roads have also been successful; the North West 200 and the TT were tremendous and now Im just looking forward to the Race of the Year with Honda.

Metzeler National Superstock
1, Guy Sanders (Kawasaki) 15m38.088s,
2, Aaron Zanotti (Suzuki) +0.203s,
3, Lee Jackson (Yamaha) +0.387s,
4, Tristan Palmer (Suzuki) +1Lap,
5, Marshall Neill (Suzuki) +1Lap,
6, Adam Jenkinson (Suzuki) +1Lap,
7, Howie Mainwaring (Yamaha) +1Lap,
8, Steve Mercer (Yamaha) +1Lap,
9, Stephen Thompson (Suzuki) +1Lap,
10, John McGuinness (HM Plant Honda) +1Lap,
..15, Steve Brogan (HM Plant Honda) +1Lap.

2006 Metzeler National Superstock Championship Result
1, Brendan Roberts 216pts
2, Aaron Zanotti 141pts
3, Luke Quigley 138pts
4, Lee Jackson 126pts
5, John Laverty 118pts
6, Ian Hutchinson 100pts
7, Adam Jenkinson 94pts
8, Marshall Neill 90pts
=9, John McGuinness 83pts
=9, Tristan Palmer 83pts
11, Hudson Kennaugh 80pts
12, Steve Brogan 79pts

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