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.
In only his second ever appearance at the Ian Watson Spring Cup, Guy Martin took a clean sweep of three wins at Oliver’s Mount riding for Tyco Suzuki last weekend.
Martin won the opening leg from his pole position spot by some 11 seconds and was five seconds up on the rest of the field on his GSX-R1000 Superbike in the second leg when it was red flagged. Martin also recorded the pole time in the Junior 600 class on his GSX-R600. He went on to win both Junior 600 races, which now sets him up for the Cookstown 100 in Northern Ireland on the last weekend in April followed by the NW200 in mid May.
“I’ve only ever competed in the Spring Cup once before but I love the Scarborough Circuit and I think I even surprised myself today. Everything worked perfectly for us and to come away with a one hundred percent record is very satisfying.”
Guy’s next competitive outing is Cookstown on 26 and 27 April.
There has been some speculation as to why Guy Martin didn’t attend this year’s TT press launch. There was no request made to the team for Guy to attend the TT press launch. Guy has limited commitments to the TT organisers during the 2013 event – a suggestion from the TT organisers, to which Guy agreed. The TT organisers, team and Guy are happy with this arrangement, as it allows Guy to concentrate on racing his Tyco Suzuki bikes and team commitments.
Taken from the HopeTech website
“Last weekend scores of mountain bikers braved torrential downpours to see the world class TT star, Guy Martin, officially open the new trails and facilities at Gisburn Forest.
Guy is well known to many as a keen biker so he was the perfect choice to cut the “ribbon” (race tape) to open the new facilities at the Forest Hub. Hope have been involved with the centre for a number of years now with the development of the “Hope line”. We fully support and appreciate the time and work that the Gisburn Forest Trail Builders have devoted to make the centre the great place to ride it is now.
The centre now includes a new car park, a café, new sections of trail and a special skills area for riders to hone their technique – which perfectly compliment the existing trails. Gisburn now offers great trails for all abilities from families and children to the more advanced trail rider.
If you’re thinking of visiting the centre you can find an updated trail map here and more information on visiting the centre here.
For a full report and further images from the Lancashire Telegraph see here.”