Guy Martin | born 4 November 1981 in Kirmington, Lincolnshire, England | British motorcycle racer. Has primarily competed in road racing events. Widely regarded as an amiable and "colourful" character, Martin has at times found it difficult to concentrate on his racing, primarily as a consequence of the huge media attention he attracts, not least at the Isle of Man TT. Creating certain a degree of controversy, both with race officials and team principals.
Joey Dunlop. Record 26 race wins at the Isle of Man TT, including three hat-tricks. Winnner of the 2000 Formula One race at 48 years of age. 24 victories at the Ulster Grand Prix, 13 victories at the North West 200. Five consecutive TT Formula One world titles. Awarded the MBE in 1986 for services to the sport, awarded the OBE in 1996 for his humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages. Died in Estonia in 2000 while leading a 125cc race (already having won the 750cc and 600cc…
Pure Roads. Guy Martin on the Wilson Craig Honda prior to joining Tyco Suzuki, considered to be one of the best road racing teams yet his results on the Wilson Craig and Hydrex Hondas* has been less than he and others might have expected but there is still the Ulster GP and then, of course, next year. I suspect he'll return with the Suzuki squad for next season. *(Hydrex Honda morphed into Swan then Milwaukee Yamaha)
barry sheene e kenny roberts... I wasn't old enough to see these duals but did Barry Sheene leave Suzuki because: Yamaha made a better bike and/or Suzuki didn't put as much effort in on his behalf as Yamaha did for Kenny Roberts or he tried to bully Suzuki into a pay rise? I don't know but any or all could be true. Whichever he never reclaimed his title.