McGuiness vows to comeback to TT despite career threatening injuries

John McGuinness has vowed to make a comeback to racing, although the believes that it won’t be on a Superbike or Superstock 1000 bike. The ‘Morcombe Missile’ suffered “career threatening injuries after a crash at the North West 200 in May. ‘McPint’ suffered a double leg break, a broken back and broken ribs in a horrifying accident, caused by an ECU fault on his Honda.

“When I was sat in my hospital bed, I though that was it, that was me done completely: there was no way I was going to ride a motorbike ever again,” said a reflective McGuinness at Motorcycle Live.

“When you start getting better and start getting around again, you think, ‘maybe I could do it again’ but I’m not finishing my career how it ended at the North West. If I’m able-bodied then I will ride again. I’ll do a few and then have a proper think about whether I want to carry on or not,” said the 23-time TT winner.

“We’ve been in some real dark places this year but I am over the other side of them now. When I’ve been up at 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning, Ian Hutchinson has been there for me. He’s the one who’s been through the mill with it and he has helped me a lot.

“If the cage comes off and I can do the TT, then I will. It’ll probably be the Lightweight TT or maybe even the Electric TT, but I’ll see how I feel. I’d like to do something in Britain, on our tracks – I miss them all!

You can watch the full interview with John McGuinness tonight on the #SuperbikeShow, which also features interviews from Jonathan Rea, Bradley Smith, Shane Byrne and Johann Zarco.

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