Motorcycling: Superstock bike puts McGuinness in form

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John McGuinness put his weekend disappointment behind him as he returned to form at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy with two podium finishes yesterday.

McGuinness, a 13-time TT winner, was forced out after lap two of the Superbikes on Saturday. Yesterday he took podium spots in the Superstock and Supersport races.

Australia's Cameron Donald won the Superstock, with McGuinness more than 15 seconds back, and Lincolnshire's Steve Plater took the Supersport title following the disqualification of the New Zealander Bruce Anstey for a technical infringement.

"I didn't really know what to expect with the Superstock bike – I have never really been a lover of it, but I am really starting to like it now," said McGuinness. "Considering you can buy one for £9,000, it is amazing how fast you can go around on them."

Donald picked up from where he left off on Saturday, winning the Scottish Life International Superstock title. The Dainese Superbike winner stormed home in front of TT "King of the Mountain" McGuinness, who finished second in 1hr 12min 14sec.

The fans' favourite Guy Martin – who suffered heartache on the Superbike after mechanical problems denied him a first win at the weekend – was back to his best, taking third place for his fifth TT podium finish.