After poor weather hampered practice, the sun is finally out and Morecambe’s John McGuinness has taken advantage of the warm, dry conditions to record the fastest time of 129.32 mph during four qualifying laps of the Isle of Man TT’s Mountain Course on his 1000cc Honda Fireblade.
Padgett’s Honda’s Bruce Anstey wasn’t far behind, reaching 129.14mph on his fourth lap, whilst Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin and MSS Balthams Kawasaki’s Michael Rutter both recorded laps of approximately 128 mph.
The TT’s final qualification session will start at 6:20pm tonight.
Want to emulate John McGuinness?
Born in Morecambe in 1972, John McGuinness has been competing in the Isle of Man since 1996 and has won a total of 19 TT races. 2006 saw his best ever TT, lowering the outright lap record an unbelievable four times during the festival and winning the Senior, Superbike and Supersport races.
During road races such as the Isle of Man TT, McGuinness races for the Honda TT Legends factory racing team and in 2012, aboard the Padgett’s – HRC Honda Fireblade, the professional motorcycle racer finally won his first Superstock TT title.
And with Superbike Rental, you can experience the power and speed that helped John McGuinness win last year. At Superbike Rental you can hire the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – the same model that McGuinness rode when he clinched his initial win in the Superstock TT.
Awarded Cycle World’s International Bike of the Year 2008/9 and Best Superbike of the Year in Motorcycle USA Best of 2009 awards, the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade is regarded as one of the world’s leading road racing bikes, with multiple wins and top 5 rankings in the Macau Grand Prix and the Isle of Man TT.
The Fireblade offers the ultimate in performance, reliability, searing speed and inspirational agility, both on the road or racetrack. Lighter than comparable superbikes, the Honda CBR1000RR is the epitome of high adrenaline motorcycling.
Prices start at £155 per day or if you want to hire the Fireblade for longer, weekly prices are £495, all of which include VAT and fully comprehensive insurance.
Please note that Superbike Rental can only hire the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade to riders aged 25 and over.
For further information about our motorcycles available for hire, please call us on 01277 366602.