Ride onboard John McGuinness during record-breaking lap at Isle of Man

June 13, 2015

On Friday, John McGuinness shaved three seconds off of Bruce Anstey’s track record, lapping the Snaefell Mountain Course on the Isle of Man in 17:03.567.

Although 17 minutes sounds like a long time, with the circuit being 37.73 miles in length, his average lap speed clocked in at an astonishing 132.701 mph.

McGuiness set the record-breaking lap on his 2015 Honda CBR1000RRSP on lap two of the four-lap Senior TT, which had initially been scheduled for six laps but was stopped after lap two of the initial race for an incident involving Jamie Hamilton. Hamilton is in a critical condition and has been transferred to a hospital in the UK.

McGuiness went on to win by 14 seconds over James Hillier for his 23rd Isle of Man TT win.


Video by Official Isle of Man TT