Guy Martin is now one of the UK’s most famous motorcycle racers, thanks to his fearless racing antics, massive road-racing crashes, his staring role in Closer to the Edge, and regular appearances on the small screen with his series of Channel 4 documentaries. Add his daredevil exploits to his highly endearing Fred Dibnah-like fascination with engineering and child-like excitability, and it's a sure-fire hit recipe for TV stardom.
As if you needed any further proof of his newfound audience, he attracted a peak-viewing figure of 3.7million for Monday’s Wall of Death Live world record successes.
This special-edition 100-page MCN magazine takes an in-depth look at Guy’s action-packed life and career so far. We follow the Lincolnshire enigma through his early years, focusing on how he got into bikes and started out in racing. It follows his highs and lows on and off the track, from multiple Gold Cup wins at Oliver’s Mount, to his death-defying fireball crash at the 2010 TT, to his early forays into TV work, and becoming a best-seller in the book charts.
We also have a rummage around in his garage to find out more about the two-wheeled machines that make him happy, taking a close look at Guy’s 320bhp Martek GSX-R1100 turbo special that he used in his assault on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, get a run-down of his favourite six bikes ever. Then we step behind the scenes of his huge TV successes with SPEED and Our Guy in India, and seek to find the answer to the most often asked question: What’s next for Guy Martin?
The Guy Martin special edition bookazine is on sale in larger WHSmith outlets, or you can order your copy online now, and we will post it direct to your doormat with FREE P&P.