The official website of Guy Martin, Road Racer, Truck Mechanic and TV presenter
A word from Guy
“So a lot of folk have been talking asking about racing and what I’m doing.
“I went into the year right excited about the new Honda. I thought it would be great straight away and so did the team. I soon realised that it needed a lot of developing and it will be great but it needs time and I’ve got loads of other projects going on, that Id rather use that time for. I didn’t get involved to develop a bike over months and years, I was told I’d have a bike capable of winning straight away and that’s why I couldn’t turn down the opportunity.
“TT was a bloody disaster, aside from walking the dog and racing the Mugen, I didn’t enjoy it. It was clear even before that we were going to struggle and then it turned into me really being a test rider, which I did but after we did more testing at Cadwell a few weeks back, I said to the team the bike won’t be competitive at the Ulster Grand Prix and they decided to withdraw me from the event, although they didn’t tell me, which is OK as the decision was made for me.
“So I’ve not given up on racing or road racing, there’s no unfinished business and I want to race classics and oddball stuff. All I’ve been thinking about recently is Pikes Peak and any spare time my brain has had is about Pikes Peak on 4 wheels. That job is down to me and if it doesn’t work, it’s my fault and I like that.
“So there’s no bad feeling. Neil Tuxworth has been upfront with me from the start and it’s a shame for everyone that the new bike hasn’t worked. I know how much effort I put in and so do the team, so no regrets but I’ve got no plans to do anymore road racing on the Hondas this year.
“Nigel Racing Corporation (NRC) current plans are preparation for Pikes Peak and classic racing but the plans can change with the wind.
“Ta for the support.”
A good idea to spice up world superbore bikes is to put a sex doll on the back, or even better put the girl on the front. I followed the series from 1989 but it's a total bore now it's time may come around again but with GP racing as good as it is I doubt you will see superbore bikes as popular as it was in the 90's.
BSB & TT
Isn't it funny how they are 1200cc, with a bit of ballast, against 1000cc bikes. Am I the only one to notice how much faster down the straights the Duke is.
So why is the Panigale being replaced by a V-4 powered bike in 2019? But yes, Ducati has used the twin displacement advantage to quite a few Superbike titles.
Legal and insurance
Just got the "Driving Experience Declaration" form to fill in.
Is just asks -
How many years no claims do you have?
How long have you been driving for?
Insurance company from a price comparison site, Pink Pound Insurance Company.
What is the colour of your fridge?
Touring & travel
Decent day out in North Wales