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McGuinness wins Senior Classic TT

Credit: Martyn Parnell

Bonetti and Coward complete podium

John McGuinness had yet another memorable ride around the Mountain Course as he secured victory in the Senior Classic TT.

It was the Morecambe man's second win in succession in the event and his latest triumph came aboard the Team Winfield 500 Paton.

Italian Stefano Bonetti claimed his first ever podium as he finished as runner-up, with Jamie Coward rounding off the top three.

The race had to be re-run after an incident at Ballaugh saw it red flagged.

But McGuinness remained composed to seal a third win in four years in some style at the first race of this year's Festival of Motorcycling.

Maria Costello missed out on a second podium finish at the Classic TT despite an impressive performance.

Speaking after the win, McGuinness felt his experience was a key factor:

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