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John McGuinness in hospital after Superbike crash

Honda racer has suspected broken leg after North West 200 qualifying accident.

John McGuinness was involved in a major incident during the final qualifying session for the Superbikes at the International North West 200 road race and has been taken to hospital with a suspected leg fracture.

After reportedly falling from his Honda CBR1000RR at a high speed corner – 20 minutes into qualifying – the session was immediately red-flagged and McGuinness was attended to course-side by medics. Once stable McGuinness was then taken by ambulance to Belfast hospital for further assessment.


Reports from the scene suggest that he was conscious before being placed in the ambulance and that his wife Becky was by his side as he left.

Despite the severity of the injury being unknown at this time, it’s likely that 23-time TT winner will now miss racing at the Isle of Man TT this year.



A statement from Honda has confirmed that John McGuinness has a suspected break to his right leg.

“Within a short time of the incident John was transported by ambulance to Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast where he is currently undergoing treatment for a suspected broken right leg.”

Honda Racing have also withdrawn Guy Martin from tonight’s Superstock race as a precaution.


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  • Get well soon John

  • Wish him well. My prayers and best wishes to John and his family for a speedy and complete recovery.

  • Mick Rose

    All the best John at least Guy has a chance now to win a TT. Good luck to him too.

  • I wish you good improvements
    That God of great strength for the family
      In the aid of his recovery

  • Bummer he won’t be competing in this year’s TT races.

  • It has been plated so gauging how tough these racers are you never know!

  • True, injuries never stopped Joey Dunlop.

  • YomaSFV

    After serious injuries like these a long period is required to fully recover. He doesn’t have to prove anything anymore. Not to mention he’s 45. But that’s a fact, 2017 TT will taste differently without him. All the Best for your recovery John!