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“Bruce is an ab­so­lute nat­u­ral,” says team boss, Clive Pad­gett. “That is why he is so fast but I also think that he is com­pletely com­fort­able with us, the mates he goes rac­ing with. Bruce and I were hav­ing an ice cream at Good­wood last year and I was telling him about some of the things I had planned for the bike for this year. He said that sounded re­ally great.”

“Does that mean we are go­ing again next year?” Pad­gett en­quired.

“Yeah, I’ve still a few wins left in me yet,” was An­stey’s in­stant re­ply and the deal was done for an­other sea­son on the roads.

“Bruce is in love with the mo­tor­bike he is rid­ing,” Pad­gett says.

“Over the last three years on the open­ing Mon­day night of TT prac­tice he has been one of the fastest men be­cause he is im­me­di­ately in tune with the bike. We just keep mak­ing the Honda evolve, not re­design­ing it but bolt­ing on lots of new parts,” Pad­gett says as he ex­plains his strat­egy.

“We spoke to Ar­row at the end of the sea­son and they have de­signed a new ex­haust sys­tem for us that will give us more power.”

Pad­gett also re­vealed that An­stey will def­i­nitely race a 250cc two-stroke in the new Clas­sic TT race for the quar­ter litre class. An­stey’s first TT win was in the 250cc race in 2002.

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