Harvest time and the Manx GP

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Combine Harvester, Life

  Now then folks, as usual, a bit slack on the blog front. I’m just sat in a tea shop in the Isle of Man while it’s pissing it down outside. I’m here for the first running of the Post-Classic Manx GP. As I said in the last entry I’ll be riding John Sims’ Suzuki XR69. She’s a proper job, …

Ulster GP Update

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Gear, racing, Ulster

  Now then folks, how’s it all going out your way? Getting held up with tractors every way you turn I bet? Anyway, ta very much for the info on the onion front. It’s cleared it up a bit, but there are a few different ones to choose from so I’m not sure what to do on the sticker front. …

Megavalanch & Goodwood

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Goodwood, Life

  Now then folks, how’s the job looking? I wouldn’t know much about work at the mo’, as I’m on my hols. And I’m ready for it.   I flew into Geneva on Monday, then drove to Alpe d’Huez to do a bit of riding. I’m here for the Megavalanch which is the TT of push biking. I had a …

Leopard skin interior

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Goodwood, Life

  Now then folks, how’s the weather treating you? Don’t complain, it’ll only rain are my words of wisdom for the week. It’s official it’s summer because, my old Saab is in action again, leopard skin interior, the lot. She started up a treat after being stood for nearly a year. Do you reckon she’s a bird-pulling machine? They’d have to …

France and Goodwood, not Skerries..

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, France, Goodwood, Life

  Morning all.   Well, after the TT all I wanted to do was get back to a bit of normality. So that was it, straight back to work Monday morn, did the usual butty run for the morning’s tea break and that was it,  normality by dinner. So what to do at the forthcoming weekend? I thought I’d be racing the …

Guy’s TT conclusion

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Gear, Isle of Man TT, racing

  Now then all, Isle of Man 09, eh? Not too bad, but could have been better is the verdict. Ok, three podiums is more than anyone else got but I’d still like more, and the number 1 spot. But I’m back in one peice so it could have been worse, couldnt it?   Straight off the ferry on Saturday morn …

Thursday night update

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Gear, Isle of Man TT, racing

  Well, it’s Thursday night and we’re just getting ready for tomorrow’s Senior TT race by watching the Le Mans qualifying. I’m hoping for an Aston Martin win, they’ve got three cars out in LP1 and have put in a massive amount of effort. Did you know the new v12 in the Lola Aston Martin has got direct injection? That’s …

Guy’s Superbike race update

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Life, racing

  Sorry I’ve been a bit slack, we’ve been busy on the bike front, getting stuff ready for tomorrow’s races and trying to sort out some of my old favotite forks for the superbike.   After the race I had a bit of PR stuff to do for Dainese. It’s a hard life is this, having to meet Rossi, eh? That man’s a legend …

Guy’s Wednesday night post

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  Now then, we are just sat here watching Ghostbusters. We’ve forgot how good it is. How fit is Sigourney Weaver? Wouldn’t mind a bit of “hows your father” with that one. Well it’s Wednesday night and we’ve had an educational night. We made a good few changes to the superbike and have gone a little bit in the wrong direction …

The calm before the storm

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Guy Update, Isle of Man TT, Life

  Well, it feels like a life time away since the NW200, but it was only last week.  We’ve been busy at work and busy getting stuff ready for the TT. The Northwest wasn’t much to shout about for anyone really. The weather let us down a bit and then there was all that hanging about before the races. What …

Guy’s NW200 report

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  Blame it on me, the Northwest 200 crap weather was all my fault. I said to my mate and mechanic, Johnny a week or two ago ‘Bloody ell, it must have been 05 since we had a wet NW200 don’t you reckon?’   Well I was right, 05 was the last time we had rain at the NW, but Saturday didn’t …

Rossi and Guy at the TT

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Guy Update, Isle of Man TT, Isle of Man TT Updates, Legends, Life, Valentino Rosse

  This is a press release from Dave at Dainese. Mint, eh? The TT goes from strength to strength.   Eight-time MotoGP world champion, Valentino Rossi, has confirmed today that he will make his first visit to the world-famous Isle of Man TT races in June this year with Dainese, who recently renewed their current partnership with the Isle of …