John McGuinness has confirmed that he will appear as a guest at this year's Manx Grand Prix Festival. The 'Morecambe Missile', winner of 17 races at the Isle of Man TT, will play host to the guests at the official MGPF VIP Club on the final day of racing, Friday 2nd September.
The 39 year old was victorious in this year's Superbike and Senior TT races and the Honda Fireblade machine that powered that success will also be on display in the VIP Club throughout the day. Later, McGuinness will also complete a closed road parade lap of the Mountain Course between the Senior Manx Grand Prix and Classic Superbike Races.
“It is a real honour to be invited to do a solo parade lap. I've done many as part of anniversary celebrations but it will be extra special to go round the mountain course on my own.”
The TT legend will also be visiting the Manx Grand Prix Festival for the weekend of the 27th and 28th of August when he will be signing autographs and meeting fans at the Grandstand Paddock on the Saturday as well as appearing at the VMCC's Festival of Jurby on the Sunday. He will be joined over the weekend by Keith Amor, with whom he contests the FIM World Endurance Championship for the Honda TT legends squad.
McGuinness is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to meet and greet the motorcycling supporters that will turn out for the event.
“Things are always very hectic at the TT Races so I'm looking forward to spending some time on the Isle of Man without the pressure of racing. It will be a good chance to meet people and talk to fans.”
Practice and qualifying for the Manx Grand Prix races will get underway on Saturday 20th August. Packages for McGuinness' VIP appearance are still available priced at £175 plus VAT per guest from Regency Travel, the Official Manx Grand Prix Festival Travel Partner or online at DukeVideo.com.