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GUY MARTIN WINS AT OLIVERS MOUNT

17 September 2012 | News

by Gary Inman

After missing last year’s Scarborough Gold Cup due to complications caused by blood poisoning, Guy Martin returned to record his eighth Gold Cup win at the road circuit in the North of England. This comes off the back of winning last month’s Ulster GP. The turn in fortune, after disappointment at the Northwest 200 and Isle of Man TT, is said to be down to new tyre compounds coming from the Tyco TAS Suzuki team’s suppliers, Pirelli.

Guy beat Isle of Man legend John McGuinness and other leading roads specialists, including TT winners, Michael Dunlop and Bruce Anstey, on his way to five wins from six starts over the two-day race meeting. Only an electrical glitch, in a Supersport race he was leading, stopped him from claiming a 100% record.

It’s been a great day and nice to get my hands back on the Gold Cup for the eighth time,” said Guy. “I enjoyed the battle with McGuinness and co. for the win, which made it that little bit more special, and to give Tyco Suzuki their first win here is mint. The boys always put in a big effort for me so they really deserve it. We almost, almost, had the clean sweep only for what I believe to be a tilt switch problem that caused the bike to cut out in the last race. She was grand when I got her back up onto the fat of the tyre, but it was too risky to take a chance with it. We’ll be happy with our lot: five wins is not to be sniffed at.

by Gary Inman

After missing last year’s Scarborough Gold Cup due to complications caused by blood poisoning, Guy Martin returned to record his eighth Gold Cup win at the road circuit in the North of England. This comes off the back of winning last month’s Ulster GP. The turn in fortune, after disappointment at the Northwest 200 and Isle of Man TT, is said to be down to new tyre compounds coming from the Tyco TAS Suzuki team’s suppliers, Pirelli.

Guy beat Isle of Man legend John McGuinness and other leading roads specialists, including TT winners, Michael Dunlop and Bruce Anstey, on his way to five wins from six starts over the two-day race meeting. Only an electrical glitch, in a Supersport race he was leading, stopped him from claiming a 100% record.

It’s been a great day and nice to get my hands back on the Gold Cup for the eighth time,” said Guy. “I enjoyed the battle with McGuinness and co. for the win, which made it that little bit more special, and to give Tyco Suzuki their first win here is mint. The boys always put in a big effort for me so they really deserve it. We almost, almost, had the clean sweep only for what I believe to be a tilt switch problem that caused the bike to cut out in the last race. She was grand when I got her back up onto the fat of the tyre, but it was too risky to take a chance with it. We’ll be happy with our lot: five wins is not to be sniffed at.

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GUY MARTIN: TWO WEEKENDS

14 May 2012 | News

by Gary Inman

Weekend 1

The Cookstown 100 road races in Northern Ireland are the traditional season opener for the real road racing year. This is a National Irish race, on a tight, bumpy, dangerous circuit that still attracts big name TT riders. Dainese's Guy Martin lines up next to Ryan Farquhar, Michael Dunlop and other top riders. He’s racing both his 1000cc Superbike and 600cc Supersport Suzukis. It's a good start to the day for Guy as he takes a win in the first of the day’s Superbike races on his Tyco TAS Suzuki GSX-R1000.
In Superbike race two he is battling for the lead with Farquhar, the most dominant Irish road racer of all-time, when the Kawasaki rider forces Guy off the track as the pair battle for the lead.
Guy leaves Cookstown full of confidence. ‘It’s the first time I’ve ridden the Superbike in eight months, I got a win and set the fastest lap. The team and those other boys know I mean business.’
 

Weekend 2

What does professional road racer Guy Martin do on a spare weekend? Race a motorcycle, for fun, of course. The weekend after Cookstown, Guy was at a cold and wet Cadwell Park in his home county of Lincolnshire. He was there to race a classic Suzuki XR69, a replica of the great-great-grandfather of his current race bike, the Suzuki GSX-R1000. This is racing for fun, not money. He sits in the back of a rusty van, talking to his friends and family and drinking tea, as he waits for his race to be called.
It’s May, but colder than Christmas Day. Guy’s first race is delayed by a hail storm. When it is finally time to go out, Guy wins both his races in style. ‘There are plenty of other things I could be doing today, but nothing I’d rather be doing,’ he explains, as he wraps his hands around a mug of tea to warm up.


Photo credit: TAS Suzuki; www.KineticImages.co.uk

 

by Gary Inman

Weekend 1

The Cookstown 100 road races in Northern Ireland are the traditional season opener for the real road racing year. This is a National Irish race, on a tight, bumpy, dangerous circuit that still attracts big name TT riders. Dainese's Guy Martin lines up next to Ryan Farquhar, Michael Dunlop and other top riders. He’s racing both his 1000cc Superbike and 600cc Supersport Suzukis. It's a good start to the day for Guy as he takes a win in the first of the day’s Superbike races on his Tyco TAS Suzuki GSX-R1000.
In Superbike race two he is battling for the lead with Farquhar, the most dominant Irish road racer of all-time, when the Kawasaki rider forces Guy off the track as the pair battle for the lead.
Guy leaves Cookstown full of confidence. ‘It’s the first time I’ve ridden the Superbike in eight months, I got a win and set the fastest lap. The team and those other boys know I mean business.’
 

Weekend 2

What does professional road racer Guy Martin do on a spare weekend? Race a motorcycle, for fun, of course. The weekend after Cookstown, Guy was at a cold and wet Cadwell Park in his home county of Lincolnshire. He was there to race a classic Suzuki XR69, a replica of the great-great-grandfather of his current race bike, the Suzuki GSX-R1000. This is racing for fun, not money. He sits in the back of a rusty van, talking to his friends and family and drinking tea, as he waits for his race to be called.
It’s May, but colder than Christmas Day. Guy’s first race is delayed by a hail storm. When it is finally time to go out, Guy wins both his races in style. ‘There are plenty of other things I could be doing today, but nothing I’d rather be doing,’ he explains, as he wraps his hands around a mug of tea to warm up.


Photo credit: TAS Suzuki; www.KineticImages.co.uk

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