The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new names push their way in amongst the established figures and make their mark in the sport. These are MCN’s pick of the top names and their standout achievements between the hedges in 2014.
4th Guy Martin
Once again Guy Martin’s season was a game of two halves, with the best performances and results coming in the second period when it mattered less. Guy did prove that he had the pace to beat Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100 and the Ulster Grand Prix but those elusive maiden wins at either the North West 200 or TT still refused to come.
Podiums in the Superbike and Senior TT races prove that the Lincolnshire racer is still a major force to be reckoned with. But the sport’s biggest star will be hoping for a new lease of life from his team’s shift from Suzuki to BMW next season.