News IoM TT: Guy Martin Set For Racing Return!

IoM TT: Guy Martin Set For Racing Return!

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Guy Martin is set to make his competitive return on Tuesday, just 25 days after his high speed crash during the Senior Race at the 2010 Isle of Man TT.

The 29-year-old suffered chest, leg and back injuries when he came off his Wilson Craig Honda Superbike at Ballagarey while fighting for the lead.

The motorbike burst into flames, bringing out the red flag while firefighters attended. The Kirmington road racer was airlifted to hospital, but, despite fears he had sustained grave injuries, word soon came through that he had escaped with relatively minor injuries.

Martin was discharged from hospital within days and almost as soon as he got home he started talking about his return to racing – initially targeting the Southern 100, which starts on July 12.

However, it has now been revealed that Martin has entered for the Hill Climb Challenge, which is being held at Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount on Tuesday.

In the first of three hill climbs being held as part of Scarborough Bike Week, Martin is scheduled to ride a Martech GSXR1100 Suzuki.

A statement from organizers Auto 66 Racing said:

“Guy said he was participating in the event to help regain his confidence after his incident at Ballagarey during the Senior TT in readiness for the road races he had entered prior to the TT as an integral part of his season of ‘racing between the hedges’.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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