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POLL: Who was your number one road racer of 2012?

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The 2012 road racing season produced plenty of standout performances by the biggest names in the sport - and now Crash.net wants to know who was your definitive number one on the roads last year.

John McGuinness proved once more than he remains the king of the Superbike class at the Isle of Man TT.

The Morecambe star turned 40 last May, but boosted his tally of victories on the Mountain Course to 19 with a double in the Superbike TT and Superstock races.

McGuinness was also a winner in the Superbike division at the North West 200 on the Honda TT Legends Fireblade as he shows no signs of slowing down.

Michael Dunlop has joined the Honda TT Legends team in 2013 alongside McGuinness and Michael Rutter and the talented Ulsterman is widely tipped as the successor to his English rival's throne.

Dunlop earned his third TT victory in the second Supersport race last June and finished as the runner-up to McGuinness in the Superstock event. He won five races from five at the Southern 100 and notched an Ulster Grand Prix double in the Superbike and Superstock classes to cap an impressive season, during which he won multiple races at the Irish National meetings.

Guy Martin is still chasing that elusive TT success and has never quite reached the heights many thought he would when the eccentric Lincolnshire ace burst onto the road racing scene.

A fourth place finish on the Tyco Suzuki at the TT in the Superbike race was his best result on the Mountain Course in 2012 although Martin did triumph in the feature race at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Age is no barrier to evergreen Kiwi Bruce Anstey, who continues to win at the TT.

Anstey was back on the top step again with a narrow victory in the opening Supersport race on Clive Padgett's Honda over Cameron Donald and remains an ever-present threat.

Aussie Donald shone on Northern Irishman Wilson Craig's Hondas last year, taking a hat-trick of podiums at the TT. He gave McGuinness food for thought in the early stages of the Superbike TT, leading briefly before being forced to settle for a comfortable runner-up finish.




Related Pictures

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The start of the Supersport race at the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod
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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Lickey - Unregistered

January 09, 2013 7:01 PM

KeepHerLit , well yes in a way, i also mailed Crash to try and get a post going for these superstars, they kindly replied and got this post going, Thanks Crash, Personally, dont tell anyone but i voted for Ryan Farquahar, it was his final year and along with Adrian Archibold have made Irish and TT road racing what it is, absolutley brilliant, acording to the poll, John Mc and M Dunlop are leading, Some cmon fellas, and gals, vote please for the real bike racing heros,,



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