More bad luck for Guy

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The full report isn’t yet in, but photographer on the scene Andy Graves says Guy pulled out on lap 2 of Southern 100 with a flat front tyre. The race was then red flagged when a rider had a heavy collision with a wall. We don’t know the rider’s name, but he was helicoptered to hospital. We obviously hope he’s …

Number 69

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My dad raced at the Isle of Man TT on a P&M GS1000 with a full Yoshimura engine in 1982. That year he was given the number 69. This was at a time before oral sex had been discovered in England. In Lincolnshire anyway. So when some French riders came up smiling and saying ‘Soixante-neuf’. My dad and his mate …

Silverstone F1, short track racing, camping

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Evening all. Just sat at Wozza’s (my mechanic) house in Morecambe, having a brew, waiting to get a ferry to the Isle of Man for the Southern 100. Today I’ve been doing a bit of flat track (in the Short Track UK series) up at Middlesborough. Pete Boast kindly lent me his CRF 450 Honda for a quick run out. It’s been nearly 7 …

Guy to race dirt track 2

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Please be warned, if the weather is wet the dirt track race may not go ahead. Also, Neil Hodgson is said to be racing at Redcar too.  Guy is still racing at the Southern 100.

Guy to race dirt track!

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Against the best riders in Europe this coming Sunday, July 5, at Middlesborough/Redcar. Qualifying from 11, racing from 2. He will ride one of CCM’s FT35 race bikes. For full details of times, directions and prices see 

Guy wins something at Mallory

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Photo: Clive Challinor Press release from Airwaves. Guy Martin who rides for Hydrex Bike Animal Honda, today won the ‘Airwaves® KICK UP A GEAR® Award’ for his outstanding performance in the British Superbike Championship round. Martin, who lined up 24th on the grid for the two races at the 1.4 mile Mallory Park circuit, finished 16th in race one and …

Mallory, tractors, Jenson Button

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  Photos: Clive Challinor Sorry it’s a bit late folks. The main reason being is it’s my mum and dad’s 30th wedding anniversary, and the’ve buggered off to London for a few days. So me and my brother, Stew, are fairly busy on the trucks and I’ve got a fair bit on, on the barrow job front. Oh well, it keeps me out …

Mallory update

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  Photo: Andy Graves Evening all. Hows it all going?  Just sat here at the wonderful Mallory Park. I’d say I was motorbike racing but I don’t think you could really call it that. Mallory, when i rode here last, six years ago, was a track where you could race motorbikes. Now I’d call it a glorified car park, a 1.41 mile …

Meeting Rossi

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Photo: Dave Dew It’s Sunday night after the British GP and I’m sat here looking at my computer through another glass of red wine (cheers Mr Harris). I didn’t get to the GP today. I did a bit of work this morning, then went to watch my mate Lee (ex-Hydrex spannerman) doing a bit of supermoto at Blyton airfield. I was tea …


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Photo: Dave Dew Story to follow later.

100, coming ready or not

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Photo: Andy Graves Guy will be racing at the Southern 100, not going to the Megavalanche (which is a huge downhill mountain bike race). ‘What have I done to deserve a holiday?’ says Guy. He will be taking his Hydrex Bike Animal Fireblade superbike, but not his 600, and is doing the event in a very low-key way. More news …

Thoughts from the tea room

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    Photos: Andy Graves Afternoon all. Just sat in the tea room at work watching some stuff you’d be better off not knowing about. Our transport manager is into some rare e-mails, not for this website me thinks. Maybe i should get em to put up a censored section. I don’t want to be getting the blame for corrupting young minds, …

Change of plan

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I won’t be at the Cock o the North race meet, Scarborough, I’m booked to appear with the Honda Hydrex Bike Animal team at the Goodwood Festival of Speed instead. I’ll be at the Scarborough Gold Cup, though. Sorry if it messes up anyone’s plans. 

My Saab hot rod

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Photo: Andy Graves The Key Ring says Pussy Wagon. I got it from Extreme Arts and Gadgets, my mates in the Isle of Man. It’s from the film, Kill Bill.