BSB »

McGuinness takes 15th TT win

John McGuinness celebrated Honda's 50th anniversary of racing by storming to a 15th career Superbike TT win on the Isle of Man.

The TT legend was in imperious form around the 'island', recording three laps averaging more than 130mph, including an outright lap record of 130.442mph on lap two.

Dominating all six laps to produce a new race record, McGuinness led a Honda 1-2-3 on the anniversary of their half-century in racing, the HM Plant Honda rider leading team-mate Steve Plater and Guy Martin.

TAS Suzuki's Bruce Anstey retired at Ballacraine on the opening lap, while McAdoo Kawasaki's Conor Cummins was also forced out in the closing stages from fourth place. The position instead fell to Ian Hutchison, with Gary Johnson fifth.

The winner's garland was presented to McGuinness by reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, who completed a parade lap of the circuit alongside fellow Italian grand prix legend Giacomo Agostini.


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Onboard with John McGuiness at the TT
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Peter Hickman, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Tommy Bridewell, Bennetts Suzuki, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Tommy Bridewell, Bennetts Suzuki, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Alex Polita, Moto Rapido Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.