Manx Police drop Guy Martin investigation

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The Isle of Man Police have confirmed that they’ve dropped their investigation into TT racer Guy Martin’s claims that he lapped the Mountain circuit at over 100mph average speed – in an Aston Martin on open roads.

The Lincolnshire man – who will be hoping to get his 2015 TT campaign off to a flying start tonight, weather permitting – made the claims in the Sunday Times’ Motoring section last month, saying that he had achieved the lap time early in the morning while road testing the English manufacturer’s new Vanquish Carbon Edition.

However, speaking this week, police media spokesperson Inspector Derek Flint said: “We have sought advice on further investigation of this matter from the Attorney General’s Chambers, and at this point, our inquiries are complete and we will not be seeking to take any further action.

“As we approach TT 2015, we’d like to remind residents and visitors alike that the majority of our public roads are governed by speed limits, which are rigorously enforced.

“Where there is no upper speed limit, road users must at all times be aware that there is a fine line between what is fast and what is dangerous.The constabulary will take whatever action is in their power to ensure public safety is maintained.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer