Southern 100 Road Races, Isle of Man

Posted by Website Admin
July 15th, 2013

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 11/7/2013:Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin round Castletown corner on his way to winning the feature Superbike race at the Southern 100 road races on the Isle of Man this afternoon. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Riding a Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000, Guy Martin has won the Southern 100 Manx Gas Solo Championship title in fine style at the 4.25 mile Billown Circuit. The Lincolnshire man also set a new absolute lap record in the process of 114.245 mph – smashing the existing lap record, held by Michael Dunlop, by 0.67 mph. In perfect conditions, Martin tucked in behind his main rivals Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison for the first five of the eight laps before grabbing the lead and holding on to take his second career Solo Championship victory at the Southern 100. He said that he was “made up” to reclaim the title which he last won in 2009. Guy also recorded second and third placed finishes in the Superbike support races on Tuesday and Wednesday and set a new lap record in the Supersport class on Wednesday night with a lap speed of 110.306mph aboard his GSX-R600, only losing top spot on the podium by 0.077sec.

 

I’m delighted for the boys and everyone involved with the team. I always knew I could do it when we got things bang on and today we’ve got things bang on. There was no re-inventing the wheel; it was just Danny, Mark and me and this morning we were cutting the grass and having a brew – no stress. But we’ve proved today that it’s not a fluke. We caught him [Dunlop], passed him; took the win and the lap record. I said yesterday that I didn’t mind coming last in those first two Superbike races to win the big one and that’s what we’ve done. Suzuki is the bike to be on as we’ve shown this week, and as for the Metzeler tyres – they were as good on the last lap as they were on the first. Bang on one hundred percent boy. I’m now looking forward to running the number 1 plate when we return next year.“  (Guy Martin)

 

Manx Gas Solo Championship Race [8 laps of the 4.25 Billown Circuit]

Champion: Guy Martin [Tyco Suzuki] 18min:07.864s; 2nd – Michael Dunlop [Honda] +0.5sec; 3rd – Dean Harrison [Kawasaki] +18sec; 4th – Jamie Hamilton [Kawasaki] +17sec; 5th – Ian Lougher [Honda] +10sec; 6th – Russ Mountford [Kawasaki] +25sec

 

Tyco Suzuki and Red Torpedo would like to pass on their condolences to the families of those riders who sadly lost their lives during this week’s Southern 100 Road Races

 

Photos: courtesy of TAS Racing

Proper Job!

Posted by Website Admin
September 17th, 2012

 

Guy Martin brought his 2012 road racing season to a close with five wins at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount this weekend. He “re-claimed” the coveted Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup for the eighth time and gave Moneymore based TAS Racing their first Superbike wins at the North Yorkshire circuit.

 

Riding Tyco TAS Suzuki machinery, Guy opened his account on the Saturday with wins in the opening Superbike race of the Darran Lyndsay Trophy, the David Jeffries Supersport race and a further win in a 600cc Supersport heat. That was followed on Sunday with wins in the second leg of the Darran Lyndsay Trophy and the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup – making three Superbike and two Supersport wins in total. If it hadn’t been for an intermittent electrical problem that forced him to retire from the lead of the David Jefferies Supersport race on day two, it would have been a clean sweep of six wins from six starts. Speaking afterwards, a delighted Guy said:

 

It’s been a great day and nice to get my hands back on the Gold Cup for the eighth time. I enjoyed the battle with McGuinness and Co for the win, which made it that little bit more special, and to give Tyco Suzuki their first win is mint. The boys always put in a big effort for me so they really deserve it and the big Suzuki never missed a beat. We almost, almost, had the clean sweep only for what I believe to be a tilt switch problem that caused the bike to cut out in the last race. She was grand when I got her back up onto the fat of the tyre, but it was too risky to take a chance with it. We’ll be happy with our lot: five wins is not to be sniffed at.

A new toolbox, engine, website and some silverware…

Posted by Guy Martin
August 17th, 2012

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…as late as ever, sorry

 

I see I’ve got a new web site, what do you reckon?

 

A fair bit to mention since last time – a fairish amount of motor bike racing, plenty of push-biking, more than my fair share of house painting, as much work as ever, and a new tool box. So I’ve been keeping out of mischief.

 

It was the Ulster GP last weekend, a week without any rain made a welcome change, ta very much as ever for all the support, and to all the lads for a top effort.

 

Before that I was doing a bit of endurance push biking with the lads from hope, ta very much to simon and the boys for the teeth gritting. It was a proper wet old lot, you wouldn’t have believed there was as much mud in the universe as there was at the mountain mayhem race, good do though, I was well ready for me bath.

 

What else?? I went and picked up my new tool box, that was an adventure! I’ll get some pics of her up.

 

My road trip to sweden was a success, oh and I’ve got another engine for my front room, can you see it parked next to one of the trucks? I’ve got a prize for any one who can tell me what wouldn’t fit in the picture? Only a keen eye will see it, I reckon I’ve got a pair of handle bar grips and a strong jar of horse radish for the winner, if you can guess I’ll be more than impressed. Ta to Chris and Neil at Kelltruck for the top job.

 

What else???????? Oh i hear danny has been keeping you informed with that twatting business – I hope he has kept it clean and kept the onions sweet????

 

What do you recon to some of the other pics??? A few things are taking shape don’t you reckon??

 

I reckon there could be a bit of a calandar job in the pipeline as well, none of that posing sameold same-old shit, it’ll be a calander I’d have in the garage and not the titted meat patch varity, I’ll get my finger out and keep you informed.

 

Cheers

 

Guy