John McGuinness wins 15th TT

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JOHN McGuinness won his 15th TT after taking today’s Superbike event.

The 35-year-old seized control of the opening race of this year’s Isle of Man TT by breaking the Superbike lap record from a standing start, setting an average speed of 129.779mph on the opening lap to break Guy Martin’s time from last year.

He then went one better on lap two by breaking his own outright lap record, set in 2007, with a speed of 130.442mph. He remained in control at the head of the field for the remaining four laps to set a new race record of 1 hour 46 minutes 7.16 seconds, an average speed of 127.996mph, and overtake Mike Hailwood’s record of 14 TT wins.