NW200: John McGuinness sustains suspected broken leg in Superbike crash

Honda Racing's John McGuinness has sustained a suspected broken leg after a crash during Superbike qualifying at the Vauxhall International North West 200.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 2:36 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:27 pm
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.

McGuinness came off the Fireblade SP2 at the Primrose section of the 8.9-mile course, resulting in a red flag situation.

An official update from the Honda Racing team said the Morecambe man was ‘conscious and going to hospital with a suspected broken leg’.

McGuinness is now set to miss the Isle of Man TT, leaving Guy Martin as the sole representative in the official Honda squad.

John McGuinness (left) pictured with Lee Johnston at the North West 200.

At the time, Michael Rutter was leading the times on his Bathams SMT BMW from Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati, with Michael Dunlop in third on the Bennetts Suzuki.

There was no further practice after the incident, with the roads around the course opening at 2.30pm

John McGuinness (left) pictured with Lee Johnston at the North West 200.