HM Plant Honda's John McGuinness reckons that Honda have given him all the tools he needs to get race wins at this weekend's NorthWest 200 and it is now down to him to bring home the trophies in his 14th appearance at The Triangle.
As well as competing in the four-stroke classes, McGuinness will also ride a 250GP bike on Saturday because the rules state any rider can do up to five classes and the Morecambe man won his first NorthWest on a stinkwheel.
“This will be my fourteenth appearance at the North West 200 and I’m still as excited about racing there as the first time I went! I’ve had a good start to the season in the British Superstock Championship and am feeling totally on form and competitive, so I’m really looking forward to getting on the HM Plant Honda bikes and racing on a road circuit again," said McGuinness.
"As you can do up to five races I decided to also race in the 250cc class with Padgetts – I started out racing on 250s and won my first ever NW200 race on a Honda 250 back in 2000, so that’ll be good fun. The atmosphere is always incredible and every year the event seems to get more and more professional and popular.
"Now I’m just looking forward to getting out there tonight for the first practice session, being competitive, being safe and hopefully standing on the top step of the rostrum – I’ve got the hardware with the Honda bikes to achieve that so now it’s down to me!”