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John McGuinness inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame

John McGuinness - Hall of FameBikeWise supporter and TT legend John McGuinness has received a top award.

Twenty-time Isle of Man TT winner McGuinness, has been inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame after attending a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden last week.

McGuinness joins 28 other automotive legends in the Hall of Fame which includes Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher,Enzo Ferrari & Niki Lauda  but the Honda UK rider is only the third motorcycle racer to achieve this accolade following Giacomo Agostini and John Surtees.

“I can’t believe it, it’s been an amazing journey. I was first put on a motorbike when I was three-years-old by my dad, and I’ve come a long way since then. To see my name up there with so many greats of our sport is just a massive honour," said McGuinness.

McGuinness continued: "I never honestly thought I would be standing here with 20 wins; if I get one or two more, that would obviously be fantastic, but if I don’t then I’ve still had a great career, and it certainly won’t be through any lack of trying!”

"I’m nearly 42 and I look pretty average, but in my head I feel pretty good. I’ll carry on for one or two more years yet. I felt a bit nervous to be honest, there are so many champions on four wheels and two, but to see my name up there with the greats is a massive honour.”

“If I were to be honest, I was at this event a bit nervous to stand with so many world champions on two and four wheels on the stage. It is a great honour to see my name with all these sizes on this list, " as he reeived the prestigious award from the hands of John Surtees”

The 41-year-old was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside Formula One driver Alain Prost, motorsport engineer Ross Brawn and 1976 F1 Champion the late James Hunt and received his award from motorsport legend John Surtees

Congratulations for a well deserved award  John, from the BikeWise ‘team’