The English racer John McGuiness has won the TT 19 times so far. He will also race in the 2013 Lightweight race, dominated by Kawasaki er6f (ninja 650 in the US-Canada) and some Suzukis SV650. McGuinsess˘s Honda CBR500R will be prepared by the RLR Team. 

This situation could feel like Déjà vu for McGuinness since he has won the Lightweight category in the past on a VFR400 and RVF 400 and of course the RLR team.