Guy Martin accepts dare to pilot speedway sidecar
After missing this year's Isle of Man TT and several other road races, Guy Martin once again took control of the handlebars in New Zealand, only this time the machine had three wheels.
Guy, visiting for the annual Burt Munro Challenge, was dared by Paeroa local Jamie Moohan to pilot one of the machines round the Oreti Park Speedway, Invercargill, and of course he accepted the challenge.
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Speaking to stuff.co.nz, Martin said: "He dared me on Wednesday night and said I wouldn't be able to do it so I said 'I'll do it'. And it was amazing. It's like nothing else I've ever done. Fast, boy that is fast … I couldn't believe what that bike could do. Phwoah that is fast."
"I've never done anything like that before. It's completely backwards to riding a conventional motorbike because you're accelerating into the corners. You drive it into the corners which is just back to front. But it was mega - I loved it."
Guy will be racing the same Martek-framed turbo GSX-R he raced at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2014 during the event.