- Apr 11, 2010
I'd definitely believe that also. Honda is a big player at the TT and the last years events in Ireland and the IOM were a PR disaster. In my opinion they pushed it on to the circuit too early like Yamaha did the year before and found out it the hard way that it wasn't race ready. They've had a year to sort it out and with Hutchy/Lee in the saddle for '18 thats a big vote of confidence for the machine right there.Nothing with the Honda brand on it is off the radar of the parent company. Or very far past the reach of it's firm hand.