John McGuinness confirms entry for Lightweight TT race

By , 7 March 2013
John McGuinness enters Lightweight TT race
John McGuinness enters Lightweight TT race

Nineteen-time TT race winner John McGuinness has confirmed that he will race in this year’s Lightweight TT onboard Honda’s all new CBR500R. The race is scheduled to take place ahead of this year's PokerStars Senior TT, on Friday June 7...

The Morecambe man will ride for Phil Morris's RLR racing team, which has already begun preparing the all-new CBR500R. McGuinness last road for the team close to a decade ago when he took back-to-back victories at the Lightweight TT onboard a Honda VFR400.

Team owner Phil Morris said: “We got the new bike delivered last week and we’ve already spent time with it on the dyno. We know we have a lot to do, but it’s an exciting opportunity and John is really up for it. We have a great bike and the best rider so the aim is to be on the top step of the podium this year.”

Last year’s Lightweight race was dominated by riders onboard Kawasaki’s ER6. Ryan Farquhar took a convincing win with a time of 59:29.27 (114.155mph) from James Hillier with Michael Rutter completing the podium.

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