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John McGuinness

Epithet: TT Rider (1996-present) a Modern TT Hero

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: John McGuinness was born in Morecambe, Lancashire in 1972. He began riding in motocross at 5 and was road racing by 18. He worked as a bricklayer and collected mussels in Morecambe Bay to pay for his first race bike.

From his first TT in 1996 when he won the best newcomer award, McGuinness has rapidly established himself as a top rider with 23 TT wins. One of his best performances was at the 2006 TT when he broke the outright lap record for the course four times. During the 2007 centenary TT he broke the 130mph lap barrier for the first time.

McGuinness is best-known as a road racer, but he has also competed in short circuit racing and had a podium finish at the Macau Grand Prix.

Gender: Male

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
2018 Senior Classic TT101:22:52.747109.258Paton
2016 Zero TT40:23:50.5494.949Mugen
2016 Superstock TT61:10:58.05127.596Honda
2016 Supersport 2 TTRHonda
2016 Supersport 1 TT51:12:53.29124.234Honda
2016 Superbike TT31:45:27.00128.798Honda
2016 Senior TT31:44:58.65129.388Honda
2016 Senior Classic TT11:21:10.19111.559Paton
2015 Zero TT118:58.74119.279Mugen
2015 Superstock TT81:11:35.13126.495Honda
2015 Supersport 2 TT81:13:27.19123.279Honda
2015 Supersport 1 TT71:13:29.16123.224Honda
2015 Superbike TT41:46:42.76127.284Honda
2015 Senior TT11:09:23.90130.48Honda
2015 500 Classic TTRPaton
2014 Zero TT10:19:17.30117.36Shinden San
2014 Superstock TT91:13:15.09123.61Honda
2014 Supersport 1 TT151:15:10.70120.45Honda
2014 Superbike TT71:46:58.77126.96Honda
2014 Senior TT61:46:38.17127.37Honda
2014 500 Classic TTRPaton
2013 Zero TT20:20:40.13109.52Mugen Shinden
2013 Superstock TT31:11:24.20126.81Honda
2013 Supersport 2 TT31:12:35.88124.73Honda
2013 Supersport 1 TT41:12:50.74124.3Honda
2013 Superbike TT31:46:51.90127.1Honda
2013 Senior TT11:45:20.39128.94Honda
2013 500 Classic TTRPaton
2012 Zero TT20:22:08.85102.21Mugen
2012 Superstock TT11:11:29.65126.65Honda
2012 Supersport Junior 2 TT51:14:01.46122.32Honda
2012 Supersport Junior 1 TT41:13:26.06123.31Honda
2012 Superbike TT11:46:03.06128.07Honda
2011 Superstock TT21:11:32.32126.57Honda
2011 Supersport Junior 2 TT21:13:16.35123.58Honda
2011 Supersport Junior 1 TT50:54:58.45123.53Honda
2011 Superbike TT11:16:13.40127.87Honda
2011 Senior TT11:45:45.80128.42Honda
2010 Superstock TT41:11:35.92126.47Honda
2010 Supersport Junior 2 TT51:13:33.64123.09Honda
2010 Supersport Junior 1 TT71:13:42.17122.86Honda
2010 Superbike TTRHonda
2010 Senior TTRHonda
2009 Superstock TT51:11:57.00125.85Honda
2009 Supersport Junior 2 TT111:18:01.47116.05Honda
2009 Supersport Junior 1 TT51:13:24.20123.36Honda
2009 Superbike TT11:46:07.16127.99Honda
2009 Senior TTRHonda
2008 Superstock TT21:12:14.76125.33Honda
2008 Supersport Junior 2 TTRHonda
2008 Supersport Junior 1 TT21:14:04.46122.24Honda
2008 Superbike TTRHonda
2008 Senior TT11:46:47.69127.18Honda
2007 Superstock TT21:12:36.59124.71Honda
2007 Superbike TT11:48:11.17125.55Honda
2007 Senior TT11:46:44.23127.25Honda
2007 Junior Supersport TT21:13:31.95123.14Honda
2006 Superstock TT51:14:09.48122.1Honda
2006 Superbike TT11:48:52.06124.76Honda
2006 Senior TT11:47:38.84126.17Honda
2006 Junior Supersport TT11:14:03.73122.26Honda
2005 Superstock TTRYamaha
2005 Supersport Junior B TTRYamaha
2005 Supersport Junior A TT21:15:15.46120.32Yamaha
2005 Superbike TT11:49:25.74124.12Yamaha
2005 Senior TT11:49:15.16124.32Yamaha
2004 Senior TTRYamaha
2004 Production 1000 TT20:55:11.50123.05Yamaha
2004 Production 600 TT30:57:57.90117.16Yamaha
2004 Lightweight 400 TT11:22:06.40110.28Yamaha
2004 Junior TT11:15:06.00120.57Yamaha
2004 Formula 1 TT11:12:13.20125.38Yamaha
2003 Senior TT21:13:03.70123.93Ducati
2003 Production 1000 TTRDucati
2003 Production 600 TT180:40:11.97112.63Triumph
2003 Lightweight 400 TT11:22:40.97109.52Honda
2003 Junior TT101:16:38.46118.15Triumph
2003 Formula 1 TT31:52:35.50120.63Ducati
2002 Senior TT31:50:01.30123.45Honda
2002 Production 1000 TT60:56:55.80119.29Honda
2002 Production 600 TT100:59:10.30114.77Honda
2002 Lightweight 400 TT71:25:13.30106.25Honda
2002 Junior TTRHonda
2002 Formula 1 TT21:50:41.60122.7Honda
2000 Singles TT11:22:35.70109.63AMDM
2000 Senior TT41:53:52.60119.27Honda
2000 Lightweight TTRHonda
2000 Formula 1 TT31:53:38.00119.53Honda
1999 Senior TT71:54:31.40118.6Honda
1999 Lightweight TT11:17:31.70116.79Honda
1999 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1998 Ultra Lightweight TTRHonda
1998 Senior TTRHonda
1998 Lightweight TT30:47:48.6094.69Honda
1997 Ultra Lightweight TT121:27:08.30103.91Aprilia
1997 Lightweight TT31:19:08.40114.42Aprilia
1997 Junior TT241:22:30.40109.75Honda
1996 Lightweight TT151:22:38.40109.57Honda

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