Guy Martin’s honest answers: I’m done with the TT, I’m doing the Burt Munro Challenge and I’m going for the motorbike record at the Nürburgring!
The up and down story of Guy Martin at the TT is now over and he isn’t going back – that’s according to the man himself.
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Speaking out in a two-part interview held for Facebook, Guy has been answering questions put to him by fans and in the final answer he gave away his thoughts on whether or not he will ever make a return to racing on the roads at the Isle of Man and what’s coming up in his immediate future.
When asked by fan Wilson Smith about doing the same race again (one assumes this was aimed towards the TT although it was not explicitly said), Guy partly replied with the following:
“I’m still getting big TT teams, the biggest TT teams, offering me right deals to race, and it was tempting, but I’ve been there and I’ve done it. The only reason I thought about the offers for as long as I did was because I don’t want to regret not doing it.
“When I was lying on sofa with a broken back I knew I’d had enough. It’s all the same shit going on from year to year. I’ve done as well as I could as a hobby racer, to go faster I’d need to dedicate my whole life to it and I’m not willing to do that.”
Morebikes has already brought you news of Guy racing in New Zealand in the Burt Munro invitational hill climb challenge (you can read about that from when we reported it a month ago HERE) and now Guy has confirmed our story from August in which we told the world about the Lincolnshire man’s plans to break the outright lap record at the Nürburgring. You can read our story from back then HERE. Our story showed Guy out on a Triumph Daytona 675R in what was presumably a first foray at how close he would be to taking on a charge at the record.
Here’s what Guy said to confirm both of those articles:
“I have walked away and I’m racing on my own terms. My Martek is on its way to New Zealand and I’m racing it in a hill climb out there. I’m going to have a go at breaking the motorcycle lap record at the Nürburgring, then I might build a car to race at Pikes Peak and then do something else. I’ll do more flat tracking next year than I’ve done this year.”