H.M.Plant Honda have issued a statement of intent for T.T. 2009 by naming their rider line-up before the winter break.
Steve Plater will join John McGuinness in the solos, with Nicky Crowe and Mark Cox in the sidecars.
Next year, the Japanese manufacturer will be celebrating 50 years of racing with many events planned for the Isle of Man.
Honda team boss Neil Tuxworth is confident of success around the Mountain Course:-