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John McGuinness hungrier than ever for TT success

'When I was a kid and 10 years old it blew me away and I always said I
 was going to win a TT one day' - John McGuinness
John McGuinness may have amassed an incredible 17 
victories at the Isle of Man TT, but the Morecambe rider has lost none 
of his appetite for the historic Mountain road race. 


The Honda TT Legends rider has been setting the pace in the superbike class all week and on Wednesday raised the bar with the first 130mph lap of 2012.

He comes to the TT in fearsome form after he won the opening
Superbike race at the North West 200 and finished in the top five in the 
remaining Superbike, Supersport and Superstock races. 


There is no question McGuinness - still the outright lap record holder
 on the Mountain Course with a speed of 131.587mph - sets the benchmark
 in the Superbike and Senior races at the TT. 


But he is equally capable of winning any race on the Island next week 
and in his current form, few would bet against him doing exactly that. 


"The TT is the most important race of the year for me and I'm so 
passionate about the race. When I was a kid and 10 years old it blew me away and I always said I
 was going to win one day," McGuinness said. 


"Here we are with 17 wins and it's absolutely amazing. I still feel good, I still feel excited and I still get nervous at the 
TT. 


“I was there or thereabouts in the other classes last year. I finished 
fifth in the first Supersport race and second in the second 600 race and 
I was second on the Superstock bike, so when I look at it that way I 
should be happy.”

Although he is everyone's favourite for more success in the blue riband races at the TT, McGuinness feels he can challenge for success in the Supersport races this year.




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John McGuinness during practice for the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman won the Macau Grand Prix for the second year running on the Bathams/SMT BMW.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the Macau Grand Prix.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Bathams/SMT BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Bathams/SMT BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman in action at the 50th Macau Grand Prix on the Bathams/SMT BMW.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams/SMT BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Michael Rutter and John McGuinness during the pre-event press conference ahead of the 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Michael Rutter topped the opening practice session for the 2016 Macau Grand Prix.
Action from the 2016 North West 200
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during the Classic Superbike race at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey won the Lightweight race at the Classic TT on the Padgetts Honda RS250.
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.

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