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'After being fastest in free practice and then qualifying in second behind my team-mate, I'm disappointed not to have made it on to the podium' - John McGuinness

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Noitall - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 12:51 PM

What's new. He's over rated and only gets these rides because he can win at the TT club race. Way off the pace at WEC and BSB despite being on factory backed bikes. Needs to move over to let the youngsters in.
There are no longer class riders racing at Macau. When did a Grand Prix race winner last win a race there. Was it Kevin Schwantz 1988.

fannatic - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 2:13 PM

Modern Class riders dont have the balls for road racing.
Guys like McGuinness and Rutter will always be legends for doing what they do.
A factory bike isnt going to help someone who's 30 seconds off the pace and doesnt have the skill, experience or sheer guts to go 150km+ through blind, bumpy corners flanked by concrete/metal walls.

Mark - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 4:25 PM

I find it hilarious that people like noitall post such rubbish. McGuinness, Rutter, Dunlop, Martin, Donald and indeed all the road race boys are great at what they do, which is race on roads. They migth only get within 95% of a time posted by Lorenzo on a circuit, but one thing is for sure, Lorenzo wouldn't get within 95% of McGuiness at the TT, and although Lorenzo wouldn't have the balls to race TT, he would have the balls to acknowedge what these guys do and give the respect they deserve.

Mike litoris - Unregistered

November 22, 2012 8:08 PM

@ noitall. Did you not see mcguiness in his earlier years on 250 and 600's. I suggest you check the history books before you criticise him. Are you as successful as him? Please share with us your bike racing achievements.

Noitall - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 9:20 AM

You confuse having balls with not having intelligence or greed.The only reason current day winners at the TT and Macau do succeed is because the best riders in the world do not race there. History shows that in recent times when riders turn up who have won GP's they blow away the regulars.
If you think the likes of Rossi and Lorenzo would not be competitive then you are wrong, they would blow the likes of Rutter and McGuiness into the weeds as GP winners did before the TT was banned from world championship events. Leave the roads to the amateurs that do the Manx. They are the real heros as they do it for the challenge and not the blood money.

ben - Unregistered

November 23, 2012 12:10 PM

noitall: You can have all the ifs, buts and maybes you want. Rutter and McGuinness did it and they deserve the respect that goes with that.

If my Auntie had a willy she would be my Uncle!

mcpint fan - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 8:38 PM

so noitall you call mcpint over rated???you must never have been to what you call tt club meeting???the man is a legend and one of the nicest fellas you could ever meet always time for fans so dont comment on something you obviusly no nothing about

Noitall - Unregistered

November 26, 2012 4:48 PM

Remember 1978 when Hailwood returned to the TT after many years. Blew away the established stars.
I have no doubt that the current TT stars are good blokes and nice to the fans. The fact is they are big fish in a small sea. Remember the likes of Dunlop, Guy, McGuiness cannot hold a candle to the front runners or even mid field at UK circuits. Dunlop could not even qualify for a Superstock race.
Get real these riders ain't what they used to be when the TT was a world championship event.

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