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Monday, April 6, 2020

Quattro signs TT legend

Quattro Plant chose the MCN London Motorcycle Show to unveil its new challenger for TT glory on the Isle of Man in June.

John Murphy of Quattro Plant introduced both the new bike and its new rider – 23-times TT winner John McGuiness who will chalk up his 100th TT start this year.

Unchanged will be the team behind the entry. Pete Extance’s Bournmouth Kawasaki outfit has been highly successful in road racing, a record of 56 finishes out of 60 starts showing how reliable his machinery is.

McGuiness will join team-mate Alastair Seeley at Northern Ireland’s North West 200 in May. Alastair has had 24 wins at the event in the past, so the new pairing, riding for the team that gave James Hillier a win last year, will be a force to be reckoned with.

Team Principal Pete Extance said: “It’s absolutely incredible news that we can welcome road racing legend John McGuinness onto our Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki machinery. To me, John is Mr TT with his road racing feats elsewhere, at the likes of the North West 200 and Macau Grand Prix, simply superb and what an honour it is to have our Bournemouth Kawasaki dealership associated with him.

“Hopefully, we can put John McGuinness back on the podium at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 in 2020, the place where we know he belongs. Together with Alastair, we have a simply stunning line up of riders for the International road races and we can’t wait for it all to start.”

Quattro will also be the title sponsor for this year’s British GP2 Championship, which runs alongside the British Superbike series. And one of the GP2 riders this year? Alastair Seeley, riding for Quattro Team ABM!

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