Motorcycle Racing News Guy Martin Blogs, Talks Daytona 200

Guy Martin Blogs, Talks Daytona 200


Guy Martin Suzuki Blog

In terms of motorcycle racing, Guy Martin has rock-star status. This is mostly due to the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing pilot having a unique personality.

One place Martin receives this rock-star status is at the Isle of Man TT. Although the 29-year-old North Lincolnshire native has never won at the IOM TT, he took four of five podiums in 2011. This brought more fans into Guy Martin’s life.

While the International Road Racing season breaks, Martin blogs on what’s current in his life, taking time between a tea break to discuss things, such as his plan to compete in the Daytona 200 one year.

Following is Guy Martin’s latest official Suzuki blog:

Guy Martin (Relentless Suzuki by TAS) says: “Another blog eh? Well, I haven’t been racing since August, so what will I say – there’s not a lot to mention really. I nearly cut my finger off at work the other day and I got a welders flash into the bargain, so if I put those together with the knee trouble I had that stopped me riding at Scarborough, I think that must be my three bits of bad luck out of the way don’t you reckon?

“What else has been happening? Well I’ve been getting further into debt with the Snap On man, adding to my never ending collection of spanners, and helping Dave with a bit of quantitive squeezing in my tea breaks – means I’m doing my bit for the economy.

“I couldn’t get out on my pushbike for nearly a month after my knee bother, which didn’t please me too much. That totally did my head in if I’m honest, so me and the missus went over to Amsterdam for a bit of a mad weekend. Just to soak up the culture… obviously!

“I’m car racing shortly at Caterham. Never driven the car or track so I’ll be a proper fish out of water. It’s the last round of the Championship so I bet those boys will be showing me a thing or two.

“I’m now wondering what the first bike race of the season will be in 2012? The Daytona 200 is on my list of things to do before I die, even if it means doing it off my own back and building a bike to take, so watch this space. Or maybe I can talk Philip and the TAS boys into going!”

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.

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