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TT2017: McGuinness update

  • PUBLISHED THU 10:46, 18 MAY 2017
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  • UPDATED THU 12:40, 18 MAY 2017
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John 'overwhelmed' by messages of love and support

John "King of the mountain" McGuinness remains in the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast where he is currently undergoing treatment for multiple injuries, sustained in a high speed crash in Superbike qualifying at Primrose corner at last weeks NW200 meeting.

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Honda Racing has been speaking with John McGuinness in hospital following his crash last week and overwhelmed with the love and support received, John wanted to pass on his thanks:

"I really am truly overwhelmed with the amount of support and well wishes that have been flooding in since my accident at the North West 200 last Thursday. Both myself and the wife (Becky) have received so much support and I cannot thank the race fans, industry people, the medical teams and fellow racers enough; all your messages do help pull me through the dark hours.

"I'm still at the Royal Victoria Hospital undergoing various treatments for my leg injury; the fixator is still yet to be fitted as they don't want to run the risk of infection, so at the moment it is day-by-day.

"I'm not going to lie, missing the TT this year is going to hurt, but I will be watching and keeping an eye on everything! Good luck to all the lads heading out there; if I am able to head over then of course I will be there, but at the moment everything is day-by-day and I just have to do what I can to recover and get better. It's going to be a long road ahead, but I have a great support network around me, so I have to be patient and take each day as it comes.

"Thank you again!”

Further updates will be made available in due course.

Above: January 2017: John and team-mate Guy Martin share a joke as they discuss working side-by-side this year.

Below: Primrose is a sweeping left-hander about 500m before York corner, which is the sharp bend to the left in Portstewart which takes the course inland towards Coleraine. To the right is the rugged Antrim coast and the Atlantic ocean and it's a stunning part of the course which contributes to the unique character of the NW200.


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