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John Mcguinness’s first race on the new Fire­blade will be at the North West 200 next week.

ÒI am look­ing for­ward to it.ó the six-times win­ner at the North­ern Ir­ish event says.

Òsome peo­ple say the North West is a shake up for the TT but is it f**k! It’s a proper straight race from a mass start, not like the TT. I’ve had some great ding dongs there with the best road rac­ers in the world and some BSB boys too. Any­thing can hap­pen.ó It will also be a stern test for his new Honda Racing su­per­bike.

Òit’s all about power at the North West but if you can hang in the slip­stream and get dragged along you can run at the front.ó Mcguinness says. ÒI was clocked through the speed trap at 204mph last year and we have more power this year so we should be faster. There is no rea­son why we can’t run at the sharp end.ó

‘ It’s all about power at the North West and we should be at the sharp end’ JOHN MCGUINNESS

Gloves out Guy... it’s the law

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