Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 23 Feb 2015
Guy Martin will ride a Triumph in this year’s Isle of Man TT Supersport races.
32-year-old Martin has signed a deal with the Smiths’ Racing outfit to compete in the two 600cc races alongside his duties for Tyco BMW in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior classes.
The Smiths’ team made their TT debut last year, sensationally taking victory in the first supersport race with Lincolnshire’s Gary Johnson.
Martin’s illustrious TT career includes an impressive fifteen podiums but as yet he’s never quite managed to bag the elusive win. With the TV personality saying he’ll retire at the end of the season, this year could be his last chance. Signing for the reigning champions in all three classes puts him in good stead, is this his best chance yet?
“I wanted the best tool for the job in the Supersport TTs so I rang Rebecca and we ended up doing a deal,” said Martin. “I reckon the Triumph is the bike to be on and I remember Gary Johnson passing me on the Sulby Straight on the Smiths Triumph last year. Alan and Rebecca are proper people who run a fantastic team and to win on their debut last year says a lot about them. I’m planning a few jobs with the Triumph after the TT also so I’m looking forward to getting the job sorted.”
Martin will be joined in the Gloucester-based team by Aussie Dave Johnson.