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Impressive record-breaking start to Isle of Man TT races

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The Isle of Man TT races have been running for over one hundred years now, and the Dainese Superbike race which took place yesterday was one of the most spectacular events ever seen there.

John McGuinness, TT legend, added to his legendary status by picking up his 15th TT win aboard his HM Plant Honda. This now places him in the history books as the second most successful TT rider. He still has a long way to go to catch up with the King of the Mountain, Joey Dunlop who has 26 wins to his name.

He also beat his own out-right lap record lapping the unforgiving 37.73miles course at an average speed of 130.442mph. During practice, Cameron Donald on the Relentless Suzuki, lapped at 131.457mph however that time needs to be set during a race for it to stand. With the Senior TT Superbike race still to come the 131mph ceiling could be reached.

What made the event even more special and unusual was the presence of MotoGP star Valentino Rossi who has eight Grand Prix titles under his belt. He was joined by fellow Italian and racing god, Giacomo Agostini who has won ten TTs and picked up 13 Grand Prix titles.

The famous pair watched from Ago's leap and even Rossi was shocked at the speed with which the road racers took this well known jump.

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Posted on 9th June, 2009