Guy Martin NewsA fan favorite at the Isle of Man TT, Guy Martin will participate in his first endurance race September 21 – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.The Tyco Suzuki rider, who won multiple races at the Ulster Grand Prix, will compete with the R2CL Suzuki team aboard a GSX-R1000 at Le Mans, the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship.
Following next weekend’s Scarborough Gold Cup, the Lincolnshire rider will drive straight to France to began preparations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.Tyco Suzuki’s Guy Martin will race the 24 Hours of Le Mans final World Endurance Championship round in France on September 21st for the R2CL Suzuki team. Guy Martin says: “Top job boy! I thought the job was done and dusted after Scarborough next weekend with the Tyco boys, so to get a chance to do some World Endurance racing down in France is mega. “It’s something I always believed would be beneficial and a lot more interesting for me than general short circuit stuff. I’m mega-chuffed and the drive to France should be a decent road trip.” Philip Neill (Tyco Suzuki Team Manager who arranged the link-up between Martin and the French R2CL Suzuki team) says: “After Guy’s recent run of success at the Southern 100 and Ulster Grand Prix, we discussed the potential with Suzuki GB to have Guy involved with a Suzuki-supported WEC program. “Thankfully the task wasn’t too difficult to set up and an option with the R2CL team was instantly made available with the support of Suzuki France. At this stage it’s a one-off appearance for Guy in WEC, although there is already sufficient interest in making this a permanent arrangement for Guy in 2014.”
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
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