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John McGuinness turns screw at TT with 129mph lap

Mountain master John McGuinness continues to set superbike pace during practice for Isle of Man TT races
Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness increased the 
tempo even further in the superbike class during Tuesday practice on the Mountain course, lapping at a
 blistering 129.411mph. 


The 40-year-old from Morecambe, a double winner in the Superbike and 
Senior races a year ago, bettered his 128mph lap from Monday to retain 
his position at the top of the time-sheets on the CBR1000RR Fireblade. 


However, the 17-times TT winner - who holds the outright lap record at
 131.578mph - was hotly pursued by Australian rider Cameron Donald on 
Wilson Craig's Honda, whose fastest lap was 129.023mph. 


Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin improved significantly from Monday evening as 
he put the hammer down on the GSX-R1000 with an average speed of
 127.542mph. 


British Superbike rider Michael Rutter was fourth on the Bathams Kawasaki at 126.830mph followed 
by Michael Dunlop on the Hunts Motorcycles/McAdoo Honda at 126.602mph and Bruce Anstey (Padgetts Honda), who rounded out the leading six in
 the Superbike class at 125.974mph.

His Padgetts Honda team-mate Gary Johnson was next at 125.841mph 
followed by Ryan Farquhar (KMR Kawasaki) at 125.197mph. 


William Dunlop on his Superstock machine was ninth fastest overall on
 Wilson Craig's Honda (125.189mph).

Ian Mackman was out for the first time on the new Norton V4 machine and posted a more than respectable lap of 112.36mph. 


Ulster road racing stars William and Michael Dunlop and Farquhar
 really made their presence felt on Tuesday.

Craig Honda rider William topped the Supersport times but only
just from brother Michael, while Farquhar set the pace in the
Lightweight Supertwin class.

William - a winner in the class for the first time at the North West 200
- edged out Michael, a former Supersport winner at the TT in 2009, with 
a best lap at 124.770mph compared to his younger brother's average speed 
of 124.656mph. 





Related Pictures

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Cameron Donald - Wilson Craig Honda [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
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.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
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.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.

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road racing rules - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 2:17 PM

cant believe its only been 2 practices for the big bikes and already there hitting over 125mph laps, some 129mph!!!! i really hope saturday has perfect weather conditions could see the lap record going again!! oh and that norton/aprila sounds f***ing awesome sooo loud hope ian gets it set up right so he can get the best out of it.



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