John McGuinness had as much to prove as his young team mate Michael Dunlop at TT 2013. Many were proclaiming his days as 'King of the Mountain' were numbered with Michael now on equal machinery.
Indeed, the writing seemed to be on the wall as the young Ulster man powered his way to four consecutive victories in the Superbike, Superstock and both Supersport races.
However, the test of a true champion, they say, is how the react in the face of adversity: John delighted his many fans by digging deep and producing the ride of his life in the Senior.
Dave Kneen is responsible for this fine shot of the master at work, slipping gracefully through Ballagarey on the fire-breathing Honda TT Legends CBR1000RR Superbike as the late afternoon shadows lengthen on the hallowed tarmac of the Mountain Course..