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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.




Related Pictures

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John McGuinness during practice for the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
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.

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