Treble podium for McGuinness

Picture by Stephen Davison ' Pacemaker Press International
Picture by Stephen Davison ' Pacemaker Press International

JOHN McGuinness ensured his annual visit to Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, was a successful one at the weekend when he took his Padgetts Honda to three runners-up spots.

After taking second in the earlier heat, McGuinness made a brilliant start in Saturday’s opening leg of the Darran Lindsay Superbike trophy race and led the field round at the end of the first of eight laps.

However, on lap three the red flag came out due to an incident and the race was eventually re-started over four laps.

It was again a repeat performance from the Isle of Man TT legend when the lights turned green and he led Ryan Farquhar as they swept onto their second lap.

Lapping close to a personal best lap around the undulating road circuit, McGuinness looked like he’d hold on for the win but Farquhar dived up the inside at Mountside Hairpin and he had to settle for second, less than a second adrift.

Whilst Saturday’s conditions were perfect, Sunday’s were very different with fog hitting the seaside venue in the early morning and then rain coming in during the afternoon. Again realising the importance of good starts for the narrow Oliver’s Mount circuit, McGuinness made the perfect getaway in the second leg of the Darran Lindsay Trophy event and it soon became a two-horse race between himself and Farquhar.

See The Visitor (21-09-11) for full story.