Guy Martin clarifies statement on retirement

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Guy Martin has gone on the record to clarify the comments he made in an interview with the Times this week, which was widely interpreted as saying that the Tyco BMW rider was dramatically set to walk away from the sport at the end of 2015.

Speaking in a statement released on his Facebook page, the most successful rider never to win an Isle of Man TT said: “There seem to be plenty of folk who are asking if I’m retiring from racing. There are some events that I’m thinking of calling it a day on. There are a lot of things I want to do and it’s hard to fit everything in. But I love building and racing bikes and I’ll always find some oddball events to have a go at.”

With the dream of taking a TT win still foremost in the Lincolnshire man’s mind, it may be that certain other events like the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix may not fit into his increasingly busy calendar. 

Alongside copious amounts of TV work and his regular job as a lorry fitter, Martin also takes part in a number of other motorcycling events, including Superprestigio, Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, and endurance events. 

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer