IMPRESSIVE MARTIN SCORES WELL AT CADWELL
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin bounced back to something like form with a pair of solid points scoring rides in front of another massive bank holiday crowd in round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park.
With team mate James Ellison sidelined due to a training injury caused the previous week when motocrossing in Spain, it was left to the 27 year old from Kirmington to uphold the team’s honour at his local circuit.
Despite the handicap of a row six start, Martin battled to fifteenth place in the opening race whereby he followed it up with a fine eleventh in the second race to make it his first double points scoring finish since the rescheduled Brands Hatch round in May, and in doing so now lies in 18th in the Championship, with Ellison in seventh.
Guy Martin: “I think we’re getting there. I almost got tenth in the second race but just couldn’t quite get past. At every other meeting we’ve been so far away but now we’re going in the right direction and have a good base setting. We’ve got through the weekend without any major problems, so it’s a big thanks to all the lads and lasses. It could be worse, I could have parked it in the pond!”
Shaun Muir (Team Owner): “After what looked to be a disastrous weekend for us, Guy pulled a rabbit out of the hat for us and in all fairness he rode really well. I was watching him on the back part of the circuit and he just needs to be a little more aggressive but I’m pleased that he scored points in both races and he was unlucky not to get inside the top ten in race two. It was unfortunate for James as he had to sit this weekend out due to the training injury he received last week and hopefully he will be fit for Donington in two weeks time and we’ll assess his progress over the next week before making a decision. As for Kieran, we realise he needs some time on the bike and hopefully all three riders will continue to score points at our local round in three weeks time at Croft.”
Guy’s take on it coming soon.
Photo: Andy Graves