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McGuinness ends TT week on high with Senior triumph

“'t feels absolutely fantastic to win again and if there's one race to win, it's the Senior' - John McGuinness
John McGuinness says he feels 'as sharp as ever' following his stunning Senior TT victory on the Isle of Man.

The 41-year-old from Morecambe claimed the TT's most prestigious trophy for the sixth time yesterday to put him one victory away from Mike Hailwood's Senior TT tally of seven victories in the historic race.

It was the Honda TT Legends rider's 20th success on the Mountain Course and McGuinness was buzzing after he rounded off a dramatic week on the Island on top after Ulster's Michael Dunlop had dominated with four victories.

“It feels absolutely fantastic to win again and if there's one race to win, it's the Senior,” he said.

“I've had a good week but a win's escaped me so do it today with the sun shining and thousands of fans waving me all the way, is brilliant.

“The conditions were incredible, the bike was fantastic and with two superb pit stops we got the job done.

“I still feel really sharp and I hit all my apexes on the final lap and I've never known a reception like it all the way round the course,” McGuinness added.

“I don't think I've ever seen so many fans lining the roadside and the Island really is an amazing place.

“I couldn't have asked for a better day and the job's a dream!”

McGuinness also ended the 2013 TT as the fastest rider ever around the iconic circuit following his lap at 131.671mph on his way to third position in the Superbike race.

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June 11, 2013 5:42 PM

Thats the way to put the young pups in their place John, please stay safe and well done on an awesome ride - (although I do think your last lap in the first superbike race was a bit more spectacular!)

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