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

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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

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