McGuinness to decide on fitness ahead of Isle of Man TT finale

John McGuinness on the Mugen Shinden TT Zero bike at Braddan Bridge during the SES TT Zero race race at the 2014 Isle of Man TT. Picture: Pacemaker Press International

John McGuinness on the Mugen Shinden TT Zero bike at Braddan Bridge during the SES TT Zero race race at the 2014 Isle of Man TT. Picture: Pacemaker Press International

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John McGuinness will decide on Thursday whether he is fit enough to compete in the concluding race of the Isle of Man festival - Friday’s blue riband Senior TT.

The Morecambe Missile won is 21st race on the Mountain Course, the TT Zero, on Wednesday, but sat out the second Supersport race as he continues to recover from a broken wrist.

The 42-year-old has endured a frustrating week on the island after coming seventh in the opening Superbike race, finishing 15th in Supersport1 and ninth in the Superstock outing.

He was however delighted with the win in the Zero race on electric bikes and will compete in Thursday practice before deciding whether or not he’ll be on the start line on Friday.

McGuinness said: “The big bike took a lot out of me on Tuesday, more than I thought, and so I opted out of Wednesday afternoon’s Supersport race in order to give myself a chance of making Friday’s Senior.

“The Zero bike takes a lot less out of me as I’m not having to wrestle it around so much but I wasn’t hanging around and I was probably going through the corners 10 to 15mph quicker than what I was taking them on the Superbike.

“The bike was phenomenal and although it’s a shame there wasn’t more bikes out there, I gave it a real good go.

“I’ve obviously been having a tough time this week but I’ve kept plugging away and it’s meant a lot to me to have the fans stick by me so much.

“I’ve been feeling under the weather but I put my heart and soul into my racing and am just pleased to have taken the win.”