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McGuinness 'chomping at bit' for dry TT practice laps

'We just need to get some dry weather now and TT2013 will be properly up and running for everyone' - John McGuinness
John McGuinness is 'chomping at the bit' to gain some dry practice laps on his Honda TT Legends Superbike machines after practice was cancelled on Tuesday night due to wet roads.

A decision was made to call off the scheduled session at 6.35pm following two inspection laps of the Mountain Course.

So far, no practice sessions for the Superbike class have taken place, although a more favourable weather outlook suggests predominantly dry weather for the remainder of the week on the Isle of Man.

McGuinness, set to start Saturday's Superbike TT as the hot favourite to add to his 19 victories, said: “It's been a bit of a slow start to the TT compared to what I'm used to and we're all chomping at the bit now to get out on the Superbikes, but there's nothing we can do about the weather.

“At least I've managed a few laps on the Superstock machine.

“Monday's session was just a sighting session really so I just took it steady and had a run round.

“At the same time though, I got two laps in on the 'Stocker and it was good to blow the cobwebs away although I've never known so many stones around the course,” he added.

“We just need to get some dry weather now and TT2013 will be properly up and running for everyone.”

On Monday, practice was abandoned following the death of Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita, who lost his life following an incident at Ballacrye.

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Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
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