Roads ace Todd on the hunt for 2021 ride after Honda Racing split

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DAVEY Todd has his eyes peeled for a new ride this season after it was revealed he was not rejoining Honda Racing.

The road racing star, who was set to contest the 2020 Isle of Man TT with the factory team before its cancellation amid early coronavirus fears last year, campaigned a full season in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class with the brand new Fireblade.

As his team-mate Tom Neave came within spitting distance of the crown with a down-to-the-wire battle against eventual champ Chrissy Rouse, Todd’s season was highlighted by a top-seven at Snetterton en route to 12th in the points.

While it was revealed yesterday that Neave’s contract has been renewed as Honda eyes the Superstock title, the squad looks set to have few road racing plans that would include Todd.

With this year’s Isle of Man TT axed and no news as yet on a North West 200 date, there could be little in the way of big roads events for any riders to contest.

“I’m sad to say my contract with Honda hasn’t been renewed for 2021,” Todd said. “I’m disappointed of course, but can understand the team making the decision during these unprecedented times with the cancellation of the TT until 2022.

“I had a great time at Honda and want to thank Harv [Beltran, Team Principal] and the whole team for the opportunity. I wish the team all the best this year.

“Looking forward to the year ahead, I am in talks with a few people but I am still yet to get something confirmed.

“I’m hoping to be back on the grid in BSB this year as I felt like I was just finding my feet again last year after a few years out of short circuit racing and on top of that hoping we still get some road racing underway.”

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