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Honda's Maxwell secures Moto2 ride at Phillip Island

Honda Australia is very pleased to be supporting Victorian Superbike rider Wayne Maxwell in his first ride in the Moto2 class with the Italian Matteoni Racing Team at this year's Phillip Island MotoGP.

The 27 year old said he is very much looking forward to competing in the international event to showcase what he is capable of on the purpose built machine.

"I'm on a Honda on my home circuit and on my preferred tyres so I couldn't ask for a better package," Maxwell commented.

"I need to thank all those who put this deal together including Honda Australia. It's a great opportunity and I have a lot of faith in the Matteoni Team."

Maxwell is the current Australian Superbike pole and race lap record holder. His time of 1:32.316 on board a Honda CBR1000RR at the Phillip Island MotoGP support races last year was faster many of the MotoGP riders in the field.

"We are really thrilled that this deal has come together for Wayne," said Tony Hinton, General Manager, Honda Motorcycles.

"He has represented Honda extremely well in both the Australian Superbike Championships as well as overseas in the Suzuka 8 Hour."

"Honda Australia has continued to support Wayne over the years with the intention that he might follow in the footsteps of other world-class riders who started with us."

"Naturally, we are looking forward to Wayne taking full advantage of this fantastic opportunity."

The Phillip Island MotoGP will take place October 15 -17, 2010.