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Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness takes to four wheels

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A legend of the TT world took on a different challenge over the weekend.

John McGuinness the 23 time Isle of Man TT winner and road racing legend joined the 5 Nations BRX grid over the bank holiday weekend at Lydden Hill.

He immediately took to his new surroundings, competitive and fighting for the podium.

John has already committed to competing at the next event in one of the Supercars, but this weekend John lined up on the grid in one of Ollie O’Donovans RX150’s. The RX150 Buggy has a  rear wheel drive 1,000cc engine pushing out about 200bhp and they are run by London based Team RX Racing.

During the heats on Sunday and Monday John was pushing hard and was a true contender. The final on Monday afternoon had John in third place until a 5’s time penalty was applied to car #89 of Brett Harris and thus pushing John up to second place.

  • 1st  #19 Stephen Jones
  • 2nd #80 John McGuinness
  • 3rd #89 Brett HARRIS
  • 4th #81 Ewan McGuinness
  • 5th #100 Connor McCloskey

The next event is on the 26/27th September at Knock Hill and we look forward to seeing what John can achieve behind the wheel of one of the Supercars.

Not bad for a new guy, right!?!

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