Seven times Senior TT winner John McGuinness has been revealed as Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki’s sole, lead competitor at TT 2020.
A Mountain Course exponent since 1996, International roads legend McGuinness who will also compete this year on ZX-10RR Kawasaki machinery in Superstock, Superbike trim at the North West 200 alongside Alastair Seeley, TT CV just oozes impeccable quality.
Second on the all time winners list with 23 victories, he holds the record for the most podium finishes, securing to date 47 rostrum placings.
Photo via Kawasaki Team Green Twitter page
Ultra keen to prove he still has what it takes to contend for top level results, the going green switch could prove the factor that allows him to further enhance his aforementioned record breaking TT podium finishes tally.
Commenting on switching from Norton to 2018 British Superbike Champion’s Bournemouth Kawasaki, the worldwide popular Morecambe racer candidly stated:
“I’m delighted to announce my plans for the 2020 International road racing season and equally delighted to be riding for Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki.
Their record on the roads with James Hillier, in terms of both results and reliability, along with their reputation within the bike industry, speak for themselves and with it being such a family-orientated team, it’s the perfect fit for me.
It’s a highly reputable, professional team who have achieved great things on both the roads and the circuits and, for me, they tick all the boxes.”
“Pete (Extance) drove all the way up from Bournemouth to Morecambe to meet me and put the offer on the table and it didn’t take much for me to sign, it was an easy decision.
Everything made perfect sense and we’ve put together a good plan that will put us in the best position possible for the TT and North West 200.
After my performances at Macau, I really got my mojo back and, with my leg now 100 percent, I feel like I’m riding as well as ever. Joining Kawasaki and Pete’s team and riding the Ninja ZX-10RR is a new chapter for me, one I’m excited about and really looking forward to.”
The news of McGuinness piloting Kawasaki’s for the first time around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course, has no question added to the excitement for many ahead of TT 2020, which takes place in just over 140 days time.
Words by Stevie Rial