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IOMTT: McGuinness Sets New Isle of Man TT Lap Record

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After the Dainese Superbike TT race was pushed from Saturday’s debut time slot to Sunday, it seems the first solo-classs race was worth the wait as it put on quite the show for Isle of Man TT fans.

In addition to the victory by the popular Michael Dunlop, and a stellar performance by newcomer Josh Brookes, John McGuinness also made waves, first with his pit lane time penalty (McGuinness was levied a one minute penalty by the stewards), but more notably with his record-setting 131.671 mph lap on the sixth lap of the race.

Showing the ever-increasing progress of the Superbike machines at the TT, McGuinness’s lap beats his own previous record of 131.578mph, which has stood since the 2009 Dainese Superbike TT. With the Senior TT race still to come, McPint could very well push that race lap record even further.

It is of note that McGuinness set the record while racing the Joey Dunlop’s old racing livery; coincidently as well, Michael Dunlop set the race record for the Superbike TT, finishing the six laps in 1hr 45min 29.980 seconds.

Source: IOMTT; Photo: © 2013 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved

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