McGuinness's 'life behind bars': Time for Tea?

With 23 TT wins already under his belt, John McGuinness is rightly regarded as a living legend in the road racing world. But what do you really know about the Morecambe Missile other than his ability to ride the most dangerous circuit in the world better than anyone else?

Honda Racing has just released a short video under its Pro Racing's 'A Life Behind The Bars' series featuring John McGuinness. In the 10-minute film he speaks about just what it takes to go from a successful short circuit racer (people forget John has won Daytona, a British 250 title and competed in World Supersport as well as 500GPs) to multi-TT winner. There's light and shade, the former confronting his lack of training in typical style ("one pie instead of two!") and the latter facing up to the death that always underscores the glory. "We're made of different gravy aren't we!"

And if you want more - and evidence of the quality of banter we can expect between them - Honda Racing has also put a video of McGuinness and new team-mate Guy Martin chatting about their new partnership on Honda.


Watch the video here

Guy Martin and John Mcguinness


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  • ZX10R NIN 11 Feb 2017

    I've always rated Mcpint he's always been good copy in terms of the lack of bull that comes out of his mouth, he & Guy will get on but weather he wins another TT (a credible one) will be down to the bike & weather he can up his level to the place where Hutchy & Dunlop are sitting at the moment.

  • graeme4130 11 Feb 2017

    I like that, unlike many circuit racers, you seem to get what he is and there's very little PR rubbish.
    Hope he can go on and win a few more

  • dickyf 11 Feb 2017

    i enjoyed that. Thanks Honda.

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  • hufggfg 12 Feb 2017

    Very enjoyable to watch.

    Both John and Guy are absolute legends, would be great to see Guy finally bag his first win at the TT!

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