Two new bikes

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  Morning all, how’s it going?   Sorry I’ve been a bit slack on the blog front, I’ve been beavering away at work and getting a few miles in on the old push bike. I was up at Dolby Forest last Sunday morn. I even managed to drag the farmer’s daughter out of her bed at half five in the …

Exclusive Hydrex/Red Torpedo Team Competition

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Now then folks, with all the to-ing and fro-ing of the forthcoming season the Hydrex Red Torpedo Honda team boss Shaun Muir has decided to have a team launch event on Feb 20 – from 10am to 12. I’m hoping the kettle will be on and I’m sure there’ll be the odd prawn volivont kicking about. So for the chance …

Cwmcarn and new SMR workshops

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Cwmcarn in Wales was mine and my mate, Mave’s latest adventure. We went last Saturday after work and planned to kip in the van. We where nearing South Wales when when we realised that we were going to have to gay out and kip in a hotel as the temperature neared -5. Not van sleeping weather we reckoned. sS we …

Press Release from Hydrex Honda

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HYDREX HONDA AIM FOR TRIPLE SUCCESS IN 2009 Following on from the success gained in 2008, Teesside-based Hydrex Honda will have no less than three riders gunning for glory on various fronts in both the 2009 British Superbike Championship as well as on the pure roads around the world. After a year away from Shaun Muir’s team having raced for …

Guy’s next race!

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Is Saturday the 27th, Short Track UK’s Christmas Cracker at Scunthorpe. Steve Plater and Karl Harris are racing too. Should be a bit of a grudge match. That’s Guy, number 3, last year.   Scunthorpe Raceway, Normanby Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 8QZ for racing at 1.00pm on Saturday 27th December. Admission – Adults £10, Cons £8, Juniors (12-15) £3, Kids Free, …

TT 2009 plans

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  Now then folks, I reckon I’ve more or less got my TT team lined up. There has been a lot of time gone into this, because this is what’s going to be the key to sucess at the TT next year. I’ll let you know who Ive got sorted out, to help on the spannering and preparation, in a week …

Huge news

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Martin confirmed at Hydrex Honda for 2009 After weeks of speculation, Guy Martin has confirmed that he will be remaining with the Hydrex Honda team for the forthcoming 2009 season. The 27-year old had talked openly about a possible move to Rob McElnea Racing and Yamaha but has opted to stay with Shaun Muir’s squad instead for a third successive season …

Back from Macau

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Well, I’ve just got home after a not to successful Macau GP. You could nearly say it was non-event as far as results go, but I’m still here, still walking and still breathing so it could all be worse. I reckon I could nearly say this was the final nail in the 2008 road racing coffin. There isn’t a lot …

Guy in Macau

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Guy crashed his Blade in the very first session of Macau, he’s out of the race but ok. He lost the front end on the lethally dirty and dusty track despite taking it steady. It was a small error punished in a big way. Guy hit the barrier at Moorish bend and was knocked out. The bike was easily repaired …

Guy to race against a legend this Sunday

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Guy will try his hand at dirt track racing again this Sunday when he not only lines up against the best in Europe, but the best in the world. Chris Carr, seven-time US champ, the land speed record holder (until very recently) and the winner of the 2008 Indy Mile is coming to race in Scunthorpe. Don’t ask us why, …

Brands update

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Of course I’d like to have been higher up but eighteenth is about where we are and at least the sun is shining.  We’ve made some progress with the bike and hopefully we can bring it home with a couple of solid results in tomorrow’s races to reward the team for their hard work.

Nice quote in Hydrex Brands preview

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  The 2008 Bennetts British Superbike Championship concludes this weekend with the final round at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit whereby Hydrex Bike Animal Honda riders, James Ellison and Guy Martin, aim to round the season off in style. When the series last visited the Kent track back in May, albeit on the full GP circuit, both riders came away …

Silverstone nightmare, but McG upside

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What a shitter. Two DNFs at Silvestone due to a misfire, caused by we don’t know what. Maybe a loose giggle pin or something. It doesn’t mater though. I’ve done a deal with John McGuinness, he got a set of my leathers and I got a set of his. How cool is that? John McGuinness’s leathers that he used at …

Silverstone Saturday update

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From The Bike Animal Hydrex press release: It wasn’t such a successful qualifier for team mate Guy Martin who ended up crashing out in the opening part of the session. The Lincolnshire rider was well inside the all-important top twenty and looking set to qualify for the second phase when he tipped off at the low speed Woodcote Chicane before …

Silverstone update

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Well, not much to report other than I’m the tea boy for the lad’s in the garage tonight. We’ve had a change of plan with the gearbox, so Jim is on the case. We’ve got the iPod on, a bit of Sheryl Crowe and Johhny Cash. Ever heard the one he sang about buillding the car from bits he nicked from his work …

Guy’s Gold Cup

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Morning folks, just sat at work waiting for a job to come in. I’ve got a bit of a sore head, but I’ve got a cup of the strongest polish coffee you can imagine on the go. I didn’t end up rolling in the tractor. Instead, like I said I do if I won, I was off in the pub. …

Another Scarborough release

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Martin creates Gold Cup history with sixth successive win Guy Martin created history on Sunday when he won the International Steve Henshaw Gold Cup for a record-breaking 6th time, the first rider ever to achieve such a feat. Riding the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda around the Oliver’s Mount race circuit in Scarborough, Guy dominated proceedings to win by over 13 …