Six points for McGuinness

John McGuinness''Picture by Glynne Lewis

John McGuinness''Picture by Glynne Lewis

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STRAIGHT from finishing 5th at the Bol d’Or 24-Hour Race, Morecambe’s John McGuinness got his British short circuit season underway on Easter Monday when he placed a fine 10th in the opening round of the National 1000cc Superstock Championship.

Held on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, McGuinness ran a strong pace all weekend on his Padgetts Honda and claimed a hard earned six points in what promises to be another tough, competitive year in the class.

With 49 riders trying to qualify around the 1.2-mile circuit, the sessions were split into two and John was constantly in the top six in his particular group.

Fourth after the first 25-minute session, John was able to take three-tenths of a second off his time in Sunday’s second and final session and a time of 47.378s placed him fifth overall in his group.

See The Visitor (04-05-11) for full story.