RR » Safety kit saved my life says Guy Martin

Guy Martin say he 'got off lightly' in his massive 2010 Isle of Man TT crash because of the leathers and safety kit he was wearing.

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Dave - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 1:27 PM

More like “luck” saved this TT competitors life. Guy has shown increasingly careless and erratic riding over the last few years. And appears now to only be a matter of time that the sport will take his life

Taz - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 2:09 PM


Well said. Saw the article in MCN, he got a punctured lung but he was wearing the chest protector...like he said...without it would have been a different story.

CharleyFarley - Unregistered

June 30, 2010 8:11 PM

I'm just pleased Guy didn't take anyone else out with him in his horror crash!! Always "looks" 'on the edge' on the roads (Olivers Mount the exception to the rule) Forced McGuinness down the pit lane with 'silly move' at NW200 a couple years ago, same year 'forced' his way from 3rd to 1st at at Dundrod, last lap 'manouver' forcing Guinness and Hutch to 'sit up/brake to avoid collision/hedge'...... I have spoke to several 'top' road racers (nyrrsc, Northalerton) and too a man they say Guy is a loose cannon!! Also spoke to Guy himself at Knock Hill and found him a down to earth bloke, he took 5 mins out to talk...... couldn't wish him any harm, but been 'expecting' a 'BIGGIE', glad he's o.k.!


July 01, 2010 10:41 AM

guy is a character and i think he's brilliant but if i was asked who i thought would crash at the TT his n Dunlops names would be at the top of the list.
they both seem just a little too desperate for a TT win.

Damien IE - Unregistered

July 01, 2010 11:07 AM

@ Dave Hardisty

Bullseye - "desperate" for a TT win is exactly it.

Martin has been quoted as saying"he won't go to his grave until he wins a TT". Now I'm up for bigging yoursel up (when needs be) but you don't want to put the mockers on yourself. He's changed teams to get what he wants and still luck doesn't run with him so he tries too hard and overcooks it and he is loose.
Dunlop this year was frightening and a big one waiting to happen he was all over the place. You can't be that complacent at those speeds at the TT as you've no time to react and say "oh sh1t" and try and save it - you'll be gone

Everyone to their opinion and respect them for it - even if you don't agree. Be safe


July 02, 2010 5:23 AM
Last Edited 2051 days ago

I absolutely love Martin and his "Devil may care" attitude but it is what it is so don't kid yourself - you don't crash at that speed that hard at the TT and survive without a truck load of luck.

The dude is racing in a few days! That's incredible!

Sid Webster - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 9:58 AM

It's just Great to see Guy is OK and on the mend,he's such a character, it does'nt matter what everyone says and surmises about the crash, they should just be glad that he's fine and makeing a recovery the sport would be lost without characters like him. GOOD LUCK Guy hope to see you in the saddle again soon.!!!!!!!!!! :)

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