Guy Martin on TT: "It's the last time I'm doing it"

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 01 May 2015

Martin says this could be his last TT

Guy Martin has once again stoked rumours he could retire from the Isle of Man TT after this year’s event.

The racer turned TV star told a live audience at Bottesford Town Football club in Scunthorpe that this year’s TT will be his last.

There has long been speculation that Martin would hang up his leathers at the end of the 2015 season. The Lincolnshireman has already confessed he was considering retirement last year until the Tyco team switched to the race-winning BMW package. 

After interview with The Times brought up murmurs of his retirement once again earlier this year, Martin released a statement to say he was only considering calling it a day on ‘some’ events and re-affirmed his love for building and racing motorbikes, stating he’d ‘always find some oddball events to have a go at’. 

Guy Martin says 2015 will be his last TT

While he didn’t mention which events he was considering retiring from, it now seems likely that this will include the Isle of Man TT.

According to the Scunthorpe Telegraph, when asked if he could win the TT in a fans’ Q&A session last week, Martin replied: “I’ll go there and whatever happens, whatever I do I’ll give it 100%. If I go and finish 20th I’ll still know I’ve done my best. It’s the last time I’m doing it.

"Let’s be honest, it would be mint to win. It would be great, I love motorbikes but it is only motorbikes. Tomorrow is another day. I’ve this sort of mindset – it is what it is.” 

Martin also dismissed recent rumours that he was in the running to take over Jeremy Clarkson’s job presenting Top Gear, “I’m keeping out of it, I’m not a Top Gear person” he said.

However, the Tyco BMW rider has committed to more of his own shows, including a live attempt at the Wall of Death on a homemade motorcycle. 

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