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Classic TT: Prodigious Team Winfield/McGuinness Combination Remains In Place

For the sixth time in seven years at the Classic TT Races, 23 times TT winner John McGuinness will be at the controls again in August of the Team Winfield Paton.

Senior Classic victor in 2016 and 2018, McGuinness and the green, white liveried 500cc Winfield Paton have proven a quite formidable combination.

Nigh on certain to be in prime contention again for class honours, if seven times TT champ McGuinness claims next month a third Senior Classic crown, it will be his 26th race success from competition on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Runner up in last month’s SES TT Zero race, the Morecambe racer’s exemplary TT CV alongside the widely noted 23 victories, also includes no less than 47 podium finishes.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Joining McGuinness as part of Team Winfield’s 2019 Classic TT set up, is works Mugen team mate from TT 2019, Michael Rutter.

Seven times TT winner Rutter will lead Roger Winfield team’s yesteryear Superbike challenge, piloting FJ 1200 Harris Yamaha machinery.

Established as one of the leading, most respected Classic TT teams, more first rate results, strong rostrum finishing challenges are a guarantee in August for Team Winfield, who’s rider line up boasts combined 30 TT victories.

Words by Stevie Rial

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