John McGuinness and Conor Cummins stay with Honda Racing

Conor Cummins and John McGuinness
Conor Cummins and John McGuinness will again ride for Honda in the 2016 season

John McGuinness and Conor Cummins will again ride for Honda in the 2016 road racing season.

The duo will compete for the Honda Racing team at the main road racing meetings including the Isle of Man TT and North West 200.

McGuinness moved to within three TT wins of Joey Dunlop's overall record at the Isle of Man event and set a outright lap record in the Senior TT.

He said the victory proved there is "still life in the old dog".

The 43-year-old said: "Smashing the lap record was the best feeling, but I know that there's some great competition out there who are looking to take that from me.

John McGuinness in action in Friday's Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness equalled Mike Hailwood's record of seven Senior race wins in 2015

"I'm confident in the Fireblade, and also myself, I know I have a good package to get back out there next year and do it again."

In 2015, 29-year-old Cummins took two podium places in tricky conditions at the 2015 Ulster GP.

Both men will contest the Superbike classes at the North West 200 and also the Superbike and Senior races at the Isle of Man TT aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP.

Cummins will also take part in the 2016 Ulster GP and both riders are scheduled to race at Macau later in the year.

Cummins said: "2015 was a mixed season for me, I didn't really get the results I wanted at the North West or the TT, but it all came together at the Ulster and leaving with two second-places was great."

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