Morecambe Missile heads to Classic TT after strong Jackson Racing showing in Germany

John McGuinness and Ryan Farquhar. Picture: Stephen Davison.
John McGuinness and Ryan Farquhar. Picture: Stephen Davison.

Morecambe Missile John McGuinness enjoyed a fine run in the Endurance World Championships at the weekend.

The resort’s bike great was part of the three-man Jackson Racing team that finished fifth in the Superstock class and 16th overall at the Oschersleben Eight Hours race in Germany.

McGuinness was joined in the Preston-based team, which he also raced for at this year’s Isle of Man TT and North West 200, by Conor Cummins and Dan Stewart.

The 43-year-old now returns to the Isle of Man this week for the Classic TT.

The 23-time winner on the Mountain Course will be part of Team Winfield, along with Gary Johnson and Ryan Farquhar, and will take part in the Bennetts 500cc Classic TT and Motorsport Merchandise Formula 1 Classic TT Races.

Team owner Roger Winfield said: “We led the 500cc Race twice with two different riders last year but came away from the event empty handed.

“You need a lot of luck to be successful around the Mountain Circuit and we are leaving no stone unturned to ensure we can be successful in both the 500cc and Formula 1 Races.

“It’s been a successful season for the team so far this year and a good Classic TT would be the icing on the cake.

“We have three of the best riders around including the TT’s outright lap record holder and we believe we have motorcycles as good as anyone else’s, so with a good slice of luck we should be able to challenge for race wins.”