The McGuinne Mcguinness years
He may not be on the grid, but he’ll be looking on. The 23-time TT winner has served up many amazing moments
John Mcguinness may not be racing at this year’s Isle of Man TT due to the injuries sustained at the North West 200, but he’ll be there in spirit, in part thanks to the incredible mark he’s left on the event over the last two decades of whiteknuckle racing.
Wins, lap records and a worthy successor to Joey Dunlop’s mantle of ‘King of the Mountain,’ we look back at some of those career highlights. Since making his debut in 1996, no single rider has matched his number of victories, podiums or garnered the universal love and respect that John Mcguinness does.
Get off my back John’s 2013 Senior TT win was his 20th victory on The Island – a feat celebrated by his sometime team boss Clive Padgett. Clive’s rider had lost to John, but Clive didn’t care!
Not just Honda Mcpint’s first big bike win was on a Yamaha R1 in 2004. His other non-honda win came on a Chrysalis single in 2000. He also got a podium on a Ducati 998R in 2003
Always one to up the pace in recent years, Mcguinness took great pleasure in breaking the 130mph barrier in 2007 Record breaker
Respect due A defeated Guy Martin gives big John the thumbs up after his 2014 senior win. Guy was third