MCN let loose a video of the Isle of Man TT Legend John McGuinness taking his first steps since he broke his right tibia and fibular at a crash at the North West 200 last year.
After stating at one point that he "didn't know" whether he would be able to return to the sport, McGuinness is now in fact well on his way back to a competitive form for his 2018 attack, with 9 weeks left for before the 2018 Isle of Man TT.
Caused by an unexpected throttle blip, the crash at the North West left the 45 year old with no option to sit out the 2017 TT, and so his focus remained solely on a return for 2018.
The 23 time TT race winner will be returning to the road racing scene for 2018, and this year with a partnership that could make history.
Changing from the Honda livery that we're all used to seeing McGuinness in, for 2018 he will competing in Superbike and Senior class of the TT for the iconic manufacturer that is Norton.
McGuinness told the Belfast News Letter that despite injury he feels "a lot sharper", his "head is in gear and ready to go" and is therefore "ready for a change of manufacturer". He explained that he "needed injection of enthusiasm" and he's "found it with Norton".
As well as being one of Norton's front men, along side 2015 British Superbike champion Josh Brookes, McGuinness will be racing for Ryan Farquhar's KMR Racing squad in the Supertwins category. He will also be seen riding for Michael Dunlop's MD Racing in the two supersport races aboard a Honda CBR600R.