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'Proud' McGuinness savours TT wins

The Honda TT Legends rider fought off competition from Guy Martin and Bruce Anstey to take the 2011 Senior TT title.
John McGuinness has expressed his delight at adding two more victories to his Isle of Man TT tally after claiming the spoils in the Senior TT.

The Honda TT Legends rider – already second on the all-time winners' list heading into this year's event – got his week off to a perfect start by claiming the Superbike win aboard his CBR1000RR.

Though he missed out on wins in the Supersport and Superstock categories, McGuinness was in superb form during the Senior TT, recovering from a slow start to hunt down and overtake Guy Martin to win for the 17th time.

"I can't remember being pushed that hard in a Superbike race here for some time and I certainly had to work for it. I didn't have the greatest of practice laps on Thursday as I picked up a rear wheel puncture so it took me a lap or so to get dialled in to today's race.

“I made the odd mistake here and there and went wide on a couple of occasions but by lap 2 I was beginning to get in the groove a bit which was a good job as I was quite a way adrift and really had to dig deep.

“The first pit stop was mega and I pushed really hard on laps 3 and 3 and that was where I won the race. It gave me that bit of breathing space I needed. The second pit stop gave me a bit more time over Guy and over the last two laps I didn't let him get anywhere near me.”

Notching up his 33rd podium and 51st finish, 39-year-old McGuinness gave no indication that he will stop here, insisting he is riding better than ever.

To win my second Superbike race this week is superb and things couldn't really have gone any better for me at TT2011. I'm really enjoying my riding at the minute and I don't think I've ever ridden better.

“I've been fortunate to have been given some terrific equipment this year and I've just got to say thank you to everyone that's involved with John McGuinness Racing. This has been my 17th TT win, my 33rd podium and my 51st finish and I'm dead, dead proud of what I've achieved this week."

Joey Dunlop holds the all-time winners' record on the TT with 26 wins.

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John McGuinness - Honda TT Legends [pic credit: Pacemaker Press]
John McGuinness - Honda TT Legends [pic credit: Pacemaker Press]
John McGuinness - Honda TT Legends [pic credit: Pacemaker Press]
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.

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Buzz Beurling - Unregistered

June 11, 2011 10:43 PM

i think you're being cruel on guy.... he had some bad luck and on any other day he'd have won that senior..but he came up against a chap who when on form is almost unbeatable...he has won every superbike race he's finished since 2004 and there's no luck about it... all hail mcpint..hes an amazing role model...racer..and person :-)

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