Vampire Vape are proud to announce our latest sponsorship of motorcycle legend and Morecombe born lad, John McGuinness MBE.
McGuinness is the greatest living Isle of Man TT racer with an incredible 23 wins to his name in a career that has progressed over three decades. His first TT win came in the Lightweight class in 1999. In 2007 he became the first man to complete a lap of the TT at over 130mph and his 2022 appearance will see his return to Honda in the first Isle of Man TT race in three years.
We met up with John earlier this year to discuss his plans for 2022 which includes his return to Honda at the Isle of Man TT and a visit to Buckingham Palace to accept his MBE award for his services to motorcycle racing.
Since starting his racing career, John McGuinness has travelled over 49,000 miles around the TT alone, which is the equivalent of two laps around the world.
“When I was a kid, there was nothing in my life, unless it had an engine and two wheels.” One of John’s biggest supporters has always been his father: “my dad was my hero, I looked at him, he was like a big gladiator out on the track”. As well as the support from his dad, John also lives with three of his biggest fans: his wife and kids.
We are so excited to watch John compete in the TT this year as the race is being broadcast live on TV for the first time in history. It is also the first TT race since 2019 due to Covid-19 cancellations, so it promises to be an exhilarating couple of weeks.