Tyco Suzuki’s Guy Martin will remain with the Northern Ireland team in 2014 for a fourth successive season as the English rider continues to seek his first ever victory at the Isle of Man TT.
Martin has made no secret of his desire to capture the biggest prize in motorcycle road racing on the legendary Mountain Course but the Lincolnshire star has endured a barren two-year spell by his standards at the TT, where he has failed to finish on the rostrum since 2011.
By his own admission, his results have been ‘sporadic’, but Moneymore outfit TAS Racing has stuck by the 31-year-old for another year as the Ulster team bids to claim a first Island triumph since former rider Bruce Anstey scaled the top step in the Supersport class in 2008.
Martin said: “There’s been a lot of chatter and talk about who’s riding for who next year but I don’t like gossip.
“The most important thing in racing is that you want to win and that you enjoy your racing - I don’t think you’re going to enjoy your racing any more than you will with TAS, it’s good craic.
“Everyone gets on and we’re only serious when we have to be serious,” he added.
“We haven’t won a TT yet but it will come and my best chance of winning is with these boys.”