Honda confirms Guy Martin and John McGuinness for IoM TT 2017

John McGuinness and Guy Martin will compete in the Tourist Trophy races this summer. Credit:

Honda Racing has confirmed their duo for this year's Isle of Man TT races will be Guy Martin and John McGuinness.

The news comes after rumours were claiming Guy was making a comeback via a new Fireblade - which Honda has confirmed will be a Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

The previous Fireblade SP2 rode by John was proven to be the most successful 1000cc machine ever at the TT.

Guy did not take part in last year's races, following a crash in August 2015 at the Ulster Grand Prix which left him with serious injuries.

Honda Racing manager Neil Tuxworth said of the pairing: "We have a strong team ready to tackle the roads this year. Guy is hungry for his first TT win and John wants another and his lap record back."

John and Guy will also pair up for the North West 200 series in Northern Ireland.