McGuinness Wins His 18th TT

Cycle News Staff | June 2, 2012

John McGuinness won his 18th TT today when he took victory in the Dainese Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT, the Honda TT Legends standing up to the early challenge from Australian Cameron Donald.

McGuinness was helped by two fast pit stops and he extended his lead of six seconds at half race distance to 18 seconds, slowing on the final lap to take his seventh Superbike/Formula One race win by 14 seconds. Donald put in his first 130 mph-plus laps to finish second and New Zealand’s Bruce Anstey came home third after Guy Martin faded in the second half of the race with rear tire problems.

McGuinness’ teammate Simon Andrews crashed at the Graham Memorial with the Honda Legends rider later reported to have a cracked shoulder, a broken wrist and a broken ankle.