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McGuinness to race in Lightweight TT

Morecambe's John McGuinness has entered this year's Lightweight TT.

Morecambe's John McGuinness has entered this year's Lightweight TT.

John McGuinness will line up in this year’s Lightweight TT at the Isle of Man racing festival.

The Morecambe Missile, a 19-time TT race winner, will be on board Honda’s CBR500R for the race on Friday, June 7.

He will ride for Phil Morris’s RLR racing team for the first time in nearly a decade when he took back-to-back victories in the Lightweight TT on board a Honda VFR400.

McGuinness, who wasn’t in last year’s race, said: “It was strange sitting on the sidelines last year while the race was on, particularly as the Senior was cancelled as well.

“It’s an interesting class and will present different challenges to the other races but I’m looking forward to having a crack.

“The team undoubtedly has a lot to do in a short space of time to be ready but I’ve got every faith in them.”

Team owner Morris said: “We got the new bike delivered last week and we’ve already spent time with it on the dyno.

“We know we have a lot to do, but it’s an exciting opportunity and John is really up for it.

“We have a great bike and the best rider so the aim is to be on the top step of the podium this year.”

 

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