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Old 01-19-2016, 08:10 AM   #1
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Guy Martin confirms he wont be racing at this years TT

Martin takes to Facebook to tell followers his possible plans for the future

Guy Martin confirms he wont be racing at this years TT




GUY Martin has just used Facebook to confirm that he won’t be taking part in this year’s TT, and that he doesn’t know what his future holds when it comes to road racing.

Instead racing at the Isle of Man this year, Martin will be taking part in the 2745-mile Tour Divide bicycle race in America. TAS Racing confirmed the news in a press release this morning.

We had an idea this was coming because Martin has already used his autobiography When You Dead, You Dead to tell fans that he would be cutting back on his road racing activities this year, and that he wanted to enter the Tour Divide.

Martin hasn’t said that he’s walking away from motorbikes altogether, saying: ‘I'm not done with motorbikes. I’m attempting the Wall of Death record in the spring and having a go at the land speed record in the summer and if I do race on the roads it will be with TAS.’

His post on Facebook said:

‘I fancy a change of scenery. I've been racing the TT for 11 years. All I’ve really done since I was 18, except the trucks, is race motorbikes and my brain needs something else. Every year’s the same: testing, racing, then start again. It brought it home to me when I was lying in hospital after the Ulster Grand Prix crash. I’ve been on about the Tour Divide, the toughest pushbike race in the world, for three years and I thought I’ll blink and next thing I’ll be 45, so I’m going to do it this year. I like breaking myself mentally and the Tour Divide will be tough, but it’s same time at TT, so that’s forced me to make a choice.

‘After the Tour Divide I might never want to see a pushbike again - or never want to go road racing again, I don’t know. But I do know Bruce Anstey and John McGuinness are still racing the TT, and they’ve got a few years on me, so maybe I’ll come back next year. Or maybe I’ll find something else interesting to do. I’ve got more interests than just motorbikes and I just think let's have ‘em.’

This morning’s announcement follows the news that last week Guy Martin will race in the 2016 British Rallycross Championship.


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