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Gary Johnson craves second TT victory on Isle of Man

'You've got two weeks and then you're not back for another year, so
 you've got to make it count' - Gary Johnson

Lincolnshire's Gary Johnson can't get enough of the spectacular Isle of 
Man TT Mountain Course. 


Johnson, who is riding in the Superbike and Senior races for Clive 
Padgett this year, says nothing compares to the buzz of riding the most 
legendary road racing circuit in the world. 


He broke his duck at the TT a year ago with victory in the second
 Supersport race and Johnson wants to experience the same high again on
 the Island next week. 


"The TT is massive and obviously I'm doing the World Endurance
 Championship this year as part of the Honda TT Legends team," he said. 


"I've had a lot of miles on the bike and I've also been riding in the 
British championship, which I really enjoy, but nothing compares to the 
TT course. 


"It's the ultimate and it's just the best course in the world without a
 doubt. The buzz you get from riding around at the TT is unlike no other," 
added Johnson, who competes for the Samsung Honda team in the Metzeler 
National Superstock 1000 series. 


"You've got two weeks and then you're not back for another year, so
 you've got to make it count."


Johnson will ride his own CBR600RR Honda in the Supersport class in 
addition to the Padgetts Superbike and will also compete for Honda in
 the TT Legends colours on a Fireblade in the Superstock race. 


"Obviously I'm on board with Clive Padgett this year on the Superbike. 


They've done all the work on the bike in the workshop getting the bikes
 ready and I've just been working on my fitness and getting my diet 
right," he said. 


"Riding Hondas isn't a new thing for me and I've had most of my success 
on Hondas. Clive runs the most successful Honda team in the present day and he 
knows what he's doing. 


"I'm more than happy to just jump on that bike and ride it," added
 Johnson, whose team-mate in Padgett's famous rainbow livery is Bruce
 Anstey.


"I know that whatever Clive's suggesting is going to be 99.9 per cent 
right. 





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