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Old 03-15-2016, 09:00 AM   #1
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Guy Martin not worried about turning down Top Gear

Ive got my own TV stuff on the go

GUY MARTIN has brushed off talk of the Top Gear presenter role he turned own, saying he’s busy with his own TV commitments and working on trucks.

The road racer and TV personality had been widely tipped to become part of the new presenter line-up alongside Chris Evans on the flagship BBC motoring programme.

But he told the Daily Telegraph: ‘I’ve never lived like a rock star or anything. I’ve got my own TV stuff on the go and it’s all a bit oddball – it’s one-offs and I can do what, when and how I want it really. I don’t have any scripts or people telling me to do stuff twice.

‘I’ve got too much on with my truck work to do any more, and I like the variation. I’m wagging my own tail and not having it wagged for me.’

Martin, who races his Tyco BMW S1000RR against David Coulthard in a Formula 1 car for a Channel 4 programme to be aired this Thursday, also spoke about getting back on the bike for the first time since crashing at the Ulster GP last year.

He said: ‘Yeah, I broke loads of bones and I only got back on it yesterday. But I feel 100%. You wouldn’t know I’d been injured.’

The TV challenge is to launch Channel 4’s F1 coverage that starts later this week but Martin, 34, said had no interest in the sport.

He said: ‘I don’t give a s--- about F1 racing, I’ve got no interest in it at all, and I’m not into the politics of F1.

‘I’m just bothered about what’s going on inside the cars. I’ve always been into the technology side of things in F1, and tech-wise motorbikes are about 20 years behind what’s going on in F1. These cars are splitting the atom every time they go out.’

Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Special is on this Thursday at 9pm on Channel 4.

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