August 18, 2022

After an all-too-long halt because of unprecedented instances, The Isle of Man TT is again – and we’re informed that TT legend John McGuinness (second solely to Dunlop himself in the case of profitable the dang factor) might be operating with Honda for the 2022 season. 

McGuiness already has a neat 23 wins below his belt – although they’re not all with Honda. 

The report from AutoSport states that the legendary racer “was because of contest the earlier two TTs with Bournemouth Kawasaki, having give up Norton following a woeful comeback in 2019 – by which he failed to complete each Superbike races by way of mechanical points.”

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The others – 16 wins – have been for Honda, with 12 of these instances on the completely bonkers CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. 

Regardless, we’re able to have a good time the gent. Set for his one centesimal TT begin this yr on the age of fifty, the report states that “McGuinness will trip the all-new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade on the North West 200 in Northern Eire and on the TT in 2022 within the Superbike and Superstock courses.”

“What can I say actually, it’s like coming again house to the household,” McGuinness says within the report from AutoSport.

“I’ve been in talks for some time with Neil [Fletcher, Honda UK’s head of motorcycles] and Harv [Beltran, team manager] and it’s simply one thing that feels proper; it’s the thirtieth anniversary of the Fireblade, I’ll be 50 years outdated and in addition celebrating my one centesimal TT begin, so it feels prefer it’s meant to be.”

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A view of John McGuiness, TT racer for Honda these many years past

Supply: AutoSport

“I’ve loved a number of success on the roads with the Honda and labored with Harv again within the day with HM Plant Honda, so I’m trying ahead to getting again into the set-up and getting going.”

“I had a bit go on the Fireblade earlier this yr and was impressed with it on-track, so trying ahead to getting on the roads and seeing the way it goes.”

“It’s going to be a particular yr with the whole lot occurring and in addition simply getting again to the North West 200 and the TT and everybody racing there once more – I can’t wait to get caught in!”

Standby for the beginning of the occasion on the twenty ninth of Could, scheduled to run till the tenth of June; within the meantime, remember to take a look at different latest information from our archives, and as all the time – keep protected on the twisties.