John McGuinness ' Isle of Man T.T. Road Racing Legend ' T.T.Road Racing Signed Photograph Autograph £35.00
This is an outstanding In Person Signed Colour 16" x 12" Photo of John at the Isle of Man in 2009.
John McGuinness (born 16 April 1972 in Morecambe) is an English motorcycle racer. McGuinness races for the HM Plant Honda team in road races like the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200, and on the short tracks in the British Supersport series. TT 2006 proved to be the best ever for McGuinness. He won three races (Senior, Superbike and Supersport) and he lowered the outright lap record four times during the festival. This all started in the TT Superbike race on 3 June, recording 17:42.53 from a standing start, then 17:41.71 on the second lap. His record lap stood at 127.933 mph to take in the 37.73 miles of the Mountain course, before another record-breaking performance in the Senior TT race on 9 June. John set a time of 17:39.95 from a standing start (already 1.76 seconds faster than a racing lap) and then blitzed the course in 17:29.26, 10.69 seconds faster than his opening lap and at an average speed of 129.451 mph. TT 2007 was also a great year with McGuinness taking wins in the Superbike TT and the Senior TT with lap and race records in both, the Senior lap record of 17:21.99 averaging 130.354 mph not only the outright lap record but the first to break the 130 mph barrier. The 2008 Isle of Man TT saw McGuinness struggle with reliability problems with his bikes, but did manage to pick up his 14th career win on the island, in the Senior TT. This win moves him alongside Mike Hailwood as the joint second-placed rider with most wins. McGuinness surpassed Hailwood's mark during the rain-delayed opening race of the 2009 Isle of Man TT on June 8, 2009. After Cameron Donald unofficially lapped the course at over 131 mph during practice, McGuinness broke the outright lap record by 0.7 seconds, taking the lap record to 17:21.29 or 130.442 mph. McGuinness held off team-mate Steve Plater by 18.11 seconds to record victory number fifteen. That was his only win and podium of the week, however he did finish the week with a new outright lap record, and the fastest lap ever recorded with a 17:12.30 or 131.578 mph lap on the second lap of the Senior TT. A broken chain cost him a runaway victory, as Plater took his second career TT win. He has also finished on the podium at the Macau Grand Prix. McGuinness also contested the British Superstock championship, taking victory at Croft after his team-mate Steve Brogan and champion Alistair Seeley tangled in the final corner. This was his first short-circuit race win since 2001 in the British Supersport series, which he finished in third place overall. Mcguinness is confirmed as part of the hm plant honda team for the nw200 and Isle of Man TT events, also he is confirmed with padgetts motorcycles (padgetts grand prix). Entered in the British superstock chamionship alongside new team mate's glen richards and ian hutchinson (road racing events).