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‘The Special One’–John McGuinness makes it 23 TT wins

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The ‘Special One’ of motorcycle racing – John McGuinness brought the curtain down on the 2015 Isle of Man TT races with his 23rd TT win in todays Senior TT & once again became the lap record holder with a speed of 132.701mph for the 37.73mile Mountain course

The six-lap battle originally got underway in perfect conditions at 12.30 hrs, however a red flag incident on the second lap meant the race was restarted at 14.45 hrs and shortened to four laps.

On a mission from the start, McGuinness had claimed the lead by the end of lap one and in a superb display of his renowned skill around the Isle of Man TT, he proceeded to increase the gap sector by sector. After a super-slick pit stop by his crew at the halfway point, McGuinness had opened his lead to 12 seconds.

During the epic race, the ‘Morecambe Missile' broke the outright Senior TT lap record with a 132.701mph lap and was just a fraction off a sub 17-minute lap.

He crossed the line in first place, 14.214 seconds ahead of James Hillier in second and Ian Hutchinson in third. 

The victory is John McGuinness’s 2nd win of the week, 23rd TT win and his seventh in the Senior TT.