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 Manchester this Saturday!

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GUY MARTIN TO STAR AT BIG DAINESE D-STORE PROMOTION Road racing superstar Guy Martin will be at Dainese’s flagship store in the centre of Manchester on Saturday 22nd November. The Bike Animal Hydrex Honda rider – who holds the record for fastest TT standing start of all time (at over 129 mph) will attend the store between 14.00hr and 16.00hrs …

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 …

Smart new RT stuff

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Just got a bunch of the new Red Torpedo stuff through and I think it’s mega. I’ll be wearing it out in Macau. I’m told if you order stuff off the Red Torpedo site you’re in with a chance of winning a new Triumph Thruxton. Can’t be bad, eh? To see it, click the cockerel in the top right, then …

Macau news from Bike Animal Honda

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After a season he’d probably rather forget, Bike Animal Honda rider Guy Martin is once again venturing to the Far East in a final bid to lay to rest the ghosts of the past twelve months. At last year’s Macau Grand Prix, the now 27-year-old Kirmington rider was one of the favourites for victory when a practice smash saw him …

And the winner is…

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My sentence for Gordon… “Has anyone ever told you that if they stuck a handle on your head you’d look just like a Toby jug?” After long deliberations there only had to be one winner. Adam you know your onions boy, short and sweet and it reminded me of my old primary school teacher Mr Acum. That bloke was crackers. …

Best ride of my life

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Feedback from a Red Torpedo competition winner. A selection of the pictures from the weekend… Once again … A BIG THANK YOU to You and Guy. We had a great weekend 🙂   A quote for Guy from Me …. ” I never expected the ride of my life to be with a bloke!” Andrew Bennett, Lancashire  

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, …

Monkey trapping and Gordon Brown

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Morning, just sat in the tea room at work talking about the usualy shit. Gordon Brown seems to be the main topic of conversation at the mo’. Between the latest gossip in reader’s wives, Dear Deirdre and the daily challenge of the Name Game in The Sun. Old Gordon seems to be getting a bit of a bashing. I reckon if he …

Martin battles hard at Brands: Press release

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Guy Martin put in two battling performances at Brands Hatch on Sunday when he was competing in the final round of the 2008 British Superbike Championship and the Hydrex Bibe Animal Honda rider was ultimately rewarded with 15th in the 2nd race for a hard earned championship point. The Kent venue was bathed in glorious sunshine all weekend but Guy, …

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 …

Scarborough Downhill Race

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You couldn’t make it up. A downhill mountain bike course set up to go from the top of Scarborough Castle to finish on the Prom. The course included about 400 steps, a 25ft table top, jumping off a 40ft flat bed trailer, finished off by a drop off to put you right on Scarborough seafront. My mate’s Dobby, Mave and the …

Silverstone woes – press release

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After being on a high after the Scarborugh Gold Cup races a week ago, Guy Martin came back down to earth with a bang at Silverstone this weekend, where he was competing in the penultimate round of the British Superbike Championship. The Hydrex Bike Animal Honda rider suffered a fall in qualifying and his mood was worsened when mechanical problems …

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 …

Weather’s turning

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