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McGuinness signs for Quattro Plant Kawasaki for IoM TT and NW200

He’ll be joined in the team by NW200 record holder Alastair Seeley

TT legend John McGuinness has singed a deal to race the 2020 Isle of Man TT Races, for Pete Extance's British Superbike Championship-winning Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team.

McGuinness will ride Ninja ZX-10RR machinery in the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and Senior TT Races. It has also been confirmed the 23-time TT winner will contest the Superbike and Superstock races at the NW 200 event in May.

McGuinness' last podium appearances in the Superbike classes came in 2016 when he took third in both the Superbike and Senior TT, at that time riding the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. The last few seasons on the roads have been tough for McGuinness, never seeming to full get back into his stride on the Superbike and Superstock machine since his 2017 crash at the NW200.

“I’m delighted to be riding for Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki at the 2020 Isle of Man TT and their record on the island with James Hillier, in terms of both results and reliability, speaks for itself. With it being such a family-orientated team, it’s the perfect fit for me and they’re a highly reputable, professional team who have achieved great things on both the roads and the circuits.

“Pete 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. Joining Kawasaki and Pete’s team and riding the Ninja ZX-10RR at the TT is a new chapter for me, one I’m excited about and really looking forward to.”

 Pete Extance, Team Owner, Bournemouth Kawasaki:

“It’s absolutely incredible news that we can welcome Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness onto our Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki machinery. To me, John is Mr TT and what an honour it is to have our Bournemouth Kawasaki dealership associated with him.

“We both know there’s a big job ahead of us to be ready for the new season but it’s one that we know will be great fun. Hopefully, we can put John McGuinness back on the podium at the Isle of Man TT, the place where we know he belongs.”

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