John McGuinness feels he is in good shape ahead of the 2016 road racing season after a successful Honda test.
The Morecambe Missile, along with Honda Racing and Jackson Racing team mate Conor Cummins, was in action at Castle Combe in Wiltshire ahead of the North West 200 getting underway in Northern Ireland on May 10. The pair were able to get some good track time despite mixed weather conditions and work on different bike settings and test different tyre compounds ahead of taking on the 8.970-mile course that forms a triangle between the coastal towns of Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart. McGuinness, who turned 44 last month, said: “It has been a really solid test this week.
“We had a few things to work through, which we managed and it’s all been really positive.
“I’m feeling great at the moment and I’ve been faster here than ever before, so feeling really confident.
“I’m leaving here in a good place and can’t wait to get going now at the North West.”
The Morecambe Missile has six North West 200 victories to his name with Manxman Cummins having been on the podium in the superbike race in 2014. After the North West McGuinness and Cummins head to the road racing show piece, the Isle of Man TT, and the Castle Combe test saw the Morecambe great reunited with his 2015 Senior TT winning Fireblade.