John McGuinness, the famous Isle of Man TT racer, is prepared to race once again at the treacherous mountain course this year in August. The 45-year-old road racer exited the sport after he had a crash while racing on his Honda CBR1000RR during the 2017 North West 200 race.
John already did two parade laps astride the SG7 Norton at this year’s IOM TT races. Now since he has regained his fitness, he will ride the 500 cc Team Winfield Paton in the four-lap Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race next month.
Speaking about his comeback, John said, “It’s been a hard road back from the North West 200 crash and I thought we were there heading into the TT but another setback just left us a few weeks short. I absolutely loved doing the two parade laps this year and the reaction I got from the fans was amazing. The next big target for me was always the Classic TT and everything is going into being fully fit and prepared for a proper return to racing.”
John is a TT legend. He has 23 race wins to his name, which is a record in itself. He stands second to the late Joey Dunlop who has 26 wins.