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Simon Patterson  says:

TT 2014: McGuinness opens account in TT Zero race

John McGuinness has opened his account at the 2014 Isle of Man TT race by taking the victory in the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen Shinden bike, beating off his teammate Bruce Anstey to win by over twenty seconds. McGuinness also achieved the team’s goal of a lap over 115mph average, setting a new lap record for the Zero...

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simplebystander

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Don't like these races counting towards TT wins if I'm honest - 6 bikes finished, only two of which capable of winning, isn't really worthy of a TT trophy to me.

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records1990

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records1990 says:

McGuinness win.

 It's obviouse he's been suffering this year from his injury, but no matter how many there were in the race a win is a win at the TT so instead of moaning give him sone creddit.

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vanortset

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vanortset says:

electric bikes

electric bikes are the future, or at least thats what we are being brainwashed into thinking. this so called race is just a sales pitch.

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Ricky850

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Ricky850 says:

well I guess if it's called a 'TT' race then it counts but got to agree that a class in which 6 bikes finish and only 2 have any realistic chance of winning makes a bit of a mockery of the TT. Obviously John would like to better Joey Dunlops 26 wins but I'm sure he would prefer to do it by winning races against real competition. I know Johns carrying an injury this year but I think he'd be finding the competition tougher this year anyway, it was tough enough last year without injury.

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cossie748

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cossie748 says:

 I wonder what Joey's opinion would've been of the battery powered bikes? I'm too young to remember him racing but would've been interesting to see if he'd have embraced the electric bikes and raced them or if he would've shunned them.

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

Really?

 Too calculated too much about wages , injured or not does a pro rider turn up 3stone overweight with bad teeth and expect a win in a big class ?,He may be a tt legend but the reality is, a wage driven slob to old to do anything else ,sorry but it all about the cash tt  zero is about right !

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storminben

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storminben says:

 What a bunch of miserable tossers on here spouting frankly ridiculous bile!!

Stig - 3stone - where is that figure from?
        -  WTF does bad teeth have to do with riding ability?

Ricky - look back at the history of the event. New classes are introduced and for the first few years the field is slim. Would you have bemoaned the junior race in the 20s when the winning margin was nearly 20 minutes!! And beating Bruce Anstey (dont forget, the current all time fastest lap record holder) on equal machinery makes it far from a hollow vistory!!

 

 




 

 


 

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welchguy

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welchguy says:

Should it count as 21st

 Not much of a race, really only 2 bikes likely to win, and was it only one lap

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