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Guy Martin on rostrum at Wanganui in New Zealand

Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Guy Martin was in action over the Christmas holiday period as the Tyco Suzuki rider competed at the Cemetery Circuit in Wanganui in New Zealand on Boxing Day.

The Lincolnshire rider claimed a podium finish on a Manx Norton in the Classic races at the final round of the Suzuki-Tri-Series Championship.

Martin also competed in the F1 and Robert Holden Memorial classes aboard a Suzuki New Zealand-supported GSX-R1000, securing a brace of sixth place finishes.

“This is mega,” Martin said. “I’m not bothered were I ride motorbikes - I just want to ride them - but to come to New Zealand and do the Cemetery Circuit on Boxing Day… I just love it.”

The TAS Racing star, who will ride for Moneymore outfit Tyco Suzuki for a fourth consecutive season in 2014, is visiting friends in New Zealand.

Martin’s latest TV series, ‘Speed with Guy Martin’, commenced last Sunday on Channel 4 when he set a new bicycle speed record of 112mph in the first of four episodes.

The second part will be broadcast on Sunday night at 8pm, when Martin attempts to set the world record for riding a motorcycle on the surface of water aided by a Cambridge professor and a team of marine engineers.

A hat-trick winner at the Ulster Grand Prix last year and the Southern 100 Solo champion, Martin is using his time in New Zealand to train for a series of upcoming mountain bike race meetings prior to the start of the road racing season.

 

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