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John McGuinness to ride for Norton at TT 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

John McGuinness to ride for Norton at TT 2018 thumbnailJohn McGuinness poses with the Norton V4-RR based superbike he's intending to race at TT 2018. Wk07030

TWENTY three time TT Race winner John McGuinness has signed to ride for the Norton factory team in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
McGuinness joins 2015 British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes in a two-man team using the latest specification Norton 'SG7' machines, derived from the firm's flagship V4 RR road bike.
McGuinness last won a Superbike class race in 2015, winning the PokerStars Senior TT, which also saw him breaking the outright lap record with a lap of 132.701, which remains his fastest lap around the Mountain Course.
He achieved podiums in both the 2016 RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT but missed last year's TT race meeting due to serious injuries sustained in the North West 200, which he is still recovering from.
However, he expects to be back to full fitness in time for his TT debut with Norton this June.
McGuinness has enjoyed a remarkable TT career and is second only to Joey Dunlop in outright TT victories and is rightly considered as one of the all-time TT greats.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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