Watch the NW200

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Thought you might be interested in this press release. You can get BBC1 (press the red button) and BBC Northern Ireland if you have Sky or Freeview, you’ve just got to search for it in the BBC regional listing menus. Please don’t send me questions about this. This is all I know.   ‘BBC Northern Ireland will be covering the …

Looking back at Oulton

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I was talked into trying the new Showa forks again. Javier, the team’s suspension man, thought he’d cured the problems I was having with them. My team-mate, James is getting on with them but I can’t get to grips. Again I couldn’t get any feel. I’m not getting any feedback. So I went out and tried to get used to …

Brands update

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We’ve got the old forks back in and now I feel like I’m getting there. I can understand the reasons why the boys want me to use the new forks, but they just didn’t work for me. This is the first time that I feel the bike is good enough for me and we’re not a million miles away so …

Rave On

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I live in a right small village in Lincolnshire. I could be the town crier, I know everything that’s going on. Or so I thought. The village is  a bit old-fashioned, we only got electricity last week. and by the sounds of it we have just caught onto rave music. The village was host to an illegal rave all Saturday night till eight ‘o’ clock Sunday morning. Kept …

Oulton round-up

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  Well, just back at work after racing yesterday. I’m thinking I’ve made more head way in the first five minutes at work than I’d done all weekend racing my bike. We persevered with the new forks when I should’ve gone back to the ones that felt so good at Thruxton. But not all bad news, I met a bit of a …

Oulton so far

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Photo: Martin Heath Well another educational day. But it all pales into insignificance when I’ve heard of the death of my good mate Martin Finnegen at the Tangradee road race. ‘Bugger’ is my first thought. John McGuinness came to tell me, but I’ve learnt to grin and bear it in this job. It’s a man’s sport for men and shit …

On the wall

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I’m buying a house soon. I asked one of my sponsor’s, Extreme Arts and Gadgets in the Isle of Man, to find me a signed poster of the cast of Pulp Fiction. And he found it. I knew he would. Sorry for the poor quality picture, but it’s the first thing that I’ll put on the wall in the new …

Meet Guy In Swindon

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Guy will be at George White Superbikes open weekend in Swindon this Saturday afternoon (April 26). He’ll be answering questions, signing stuff and drinking tea near the Arai race truck.

Mega Guy Martin competition

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  Go to the online lads’ mag www.monkeymag.co.uk to enter a competition to win this mega prize from Guy’s sponsors – Red Torpedo.   Attend the BSB qualifying day (you choose the round from any but Donington) and receive · £100 Red Torpedo clothing · Pillion ride with Guy around the BSB circuit on the Red Torpedo bike  · Full hospitality …

Thruxton – racing at last

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Photo: Martin Heath My Fireblade had a misfire on Friday, so I didn’t get out in the morning. You can’t give these riders and inch so it didn’t help to miss a session. It turns out to be a bug in the laptop that we use to download the telemetry data and reprogram the ECU. When I did get out …

TRIP TO DAINESE

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I’ve just signed a deal with Dainese now. It took a long while and I didn’t think it was going to come off, but I’m glad it did. They’re a good company to be involved with.Within days of confirmation I flew out to Italy to be measured up. Their place is in Molvena, in the middle of nowhere.It’s like driving …