GUY MARTIN. Road racer, engine builder, downhill mountain biker, tea junkie, dambusters expert... and a member of the Tyco TAS Suzuki Team 2012. There is no limit to this man's range of talents. Seven Ulster GPs, seven consecutive Scarborough gold cups and 13 TT podiums demonstrate that he's none too shabby between the hedges either.
Guy will be back on TV with a documentary on Channel 4 in October, featuring a two-year restoration project of a Spitfire followed by the second series of Speed due over the Winter, also on Channel 4.
Meantime here are a couple of short films for 4OD. If you dont like engines or Speed then probably best not to watch.
Guy heads to his local Cadwell Park circuit this weekend to celebrate its 80th anniversary. He will ride a Suzuki RG500 in a special Classic Racer Champions of Cadwell Parade and compete in three races, the Charlie’s Trophy, Tommy Wood Trophy and Count of Cadwell. Oh and someone he knows pretty well might be on the Martek…
More info here: http://www.cadwellpark.co.uk/calendar/2014/august/auto-66.aspx
Last weekend, Guy raced at the two-day Dirt Quake meeting, organised by his friends at Sideburn magazine, at the Norfolk Arena, King’s Lynn.
On Friday night he raced in the Dirt Track Riders Association Restricted and Pro class. Riding the very Suzuki RMZ450 that repeatedly sunk to the bottom of a Welsh lake during filming for the last series of Speed, he won his class.
The next day he competed on a 1200cc Harley Sportster, supplied by Krazy Horse of Bury St Edmunds. The V-twin had a rigid rear end and high, keystone bars. Guy lined up for three 4-lap heats against 12 other chopper riders from across the UK and Europe and won again!
In between he won the Dash for Mash (prize – a crown full of mashed potato), waved off the kids’ one-lap bike race and marvelled at Colin Furze’s pulse-jet-powered shopping bike.
Photos: Ian Roxburgh/DTRA and Dael Poulter