Video: John McGuinness Does a Lap in the Dark at Le Mans

09/10/2012 @ 10:26 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

We’re used to seeing on-board footage of John McGuinness riding his Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR race bike, though usually those videos include a certain island in the middle of the Irish sea. Well, McPint and crew were in Le Mans this past weekend, participating in the last World Endurance Championship round, and have provided us with a knew perspective on road racing.

Completing 24 hours of competition, the Honda TT Legends team finished a respectable fifth place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which allowed them to post a fourth overall in the WEC season standings — one of only two teams to finish every round of the WEC season, we might add.

Taking us around for a lap on the historic circuit at night, McGuinness drags some knees inthe  pitch black night, with only the headlight of his CBR1000RR and a spattering of flood lights to show him the way around the French track. This isn’t your typical track footage.

Source: Honda TT Legends


  1. Steve Lang says:

    How much fun would that be? Bitchen!

  2. Gutterslob says:

    Is that the MotoGP layout or the ultra-long “full” Le Mans track (that they use for the 24hr prototype cars)? I don’t see that long straight, so I assume it’s the MotoGP layout?

  3. Archer says:

    Hmm… looks like HID’s starting up as he gets underway.

  4. JHB1984 says:


    yep … it is the short/Bugatti/MotoGP layout ;o)