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Martin Gold Cup hopes dashed by infection

Guy Martin is unable to regain his Scarborough Gold Cup crown after being struck with an infection.
Guy Martin's quest to win an eighth Scarborough Gold Cup has been scuppered by a blood infection that prompted a hospital stay.

Martin was looking to bring a successful first year as a Relentless By TAS Suzuki racer to a satisfying conclusion with victory at Oliver's Mount, but a four-day stay in hospital with a blood infection has forced him to withdraw.

A seven-time winner of the event from 2003 to 2009, Martin was frustrated to be missing his local meeting.

“By 'eck I thought I was only going to hospital for a check up and they kept me in for four days on an IV drip. I still didn't think it would keep me out of Scarborough, but when I tried to ride my pushbike I couldn't even push the pedals round one revolution.

“It's not the job at all, especially as I love the Gold Cup and was looking to get back on the top step – this time with the TAS boys. It's not meant to be but there's always next year boy.”

Related Pictures

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Guy Martin - Relentless by TAS Suzuki
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the bottom of the Barregarrow during TT practice.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Honda Racing riders John McGuinness and Guy Martin
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Guy Martin on the Wilson Craig Honda.
Guy Martin on the 2017 Honda Racing Fireblade SP2
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade SP2
Michael Dunlop has signed for Bennets Suzuki for the 2017 international road races.
Michael Dunlop has signed for the Bennett Suzuki team for 2017.
Guy Martin, John McGuinness Honda Racing, [Credit: Honda Racing]
Guy Martin, Honda Racing, [Credit: Honda Racing]

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