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Guy Martin primed for third season with Tyco Suzuki

'Guy is happy where he is and we're happy with him, so there's a strong desire to continue there' - Philip Neill
Tyco Suzuki colours team boss Philip Neill has all but confirmed that Guy Martin will remain in the team for a third year.

The Lincolnshire rider joined the Northern Ireland team for the 2011 season and remained on board this year, when his best result was a victory in the feature superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix in August.

The 31-year-old TV star is still seeking his maiden victory at the Isle of Man TT and faces formidable opposition again in 2013 in he form of Mountain king John McGuinness, who is joined in the Honda TT Legends team by young gun Michael Dunlop plus veteran British Superbike rider Michael Dunlop.

BSB ace Josh Brookes will make his TT debut next June with the Tyco Suzuki team, although Conor Cummins' role is less clear cut.

In an interview with Manx Radio, Neill said: “Guy is happy where he is and we're happy with him, so there's a strong desire to continue there.

“Not that there isn't with Conor [Cummins] either, we just have a few bits and pieces still to discuss and work out with Conor.

“He's been away for a few weeks in Macau and I hadn't been able to pin him down, so we're due to sit down and reach a decision…and we hope to make some further announcements once we have everything in place.”

Cummins has been linked to Shaun Muir's Milwaukee Yamaha team alongside Ulsterman William Dunlop, who will compete at the international road races next year in addition to the British Supersport Championship.



Related Pictures

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Guy Martin at Ballaugh Bridge
Guy Martin testing the Tyco BMW at Almeria in Spain
John McGuinness at the Isle of Man TT in 2014
Ian Lougher at the Classic TT in 2014
Tyco BMW rider Guy Martin
David Johnson will make his debut at the Classic TT in 2014
Danny Webb in action at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
Connor Behan in action at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
Lee Johnston in action at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
Keith Amor on the Rig Deluge BMW S1000RR
William Dunlop will ride a rotary Norton at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison will ride for Black Eagle Racing at the 2015 Classic TT
Lee Johnston will ride for Black Eagle Racing at the 2015 Classic TT
Gary Johnson leads Alastair Seeley and Bruce Anstey at the North West 200
Cameron Donald will again ride for Norton at the Isle of Man TT in 2015
Mugen riders John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey at the 2014 Isle of Man TT
Robbin Harms and Isle of Man TT rider liaison officer Richard Quayle on the TT circuit
William and Michael Dunlop in action at the North West 200

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Wolfy35

December 05, 2012 12:42 PM

No matter if he likes it or not Guy's "celebrity" status means having him in a team brings media attention. Media attention brings sponsors. Sponsors bring funds. Funds mean a team can run better machinery. Better machinery means a rider can run at the front bringing more media attention. Guy has the talent to win on the island and anyone who says he does not is fooling themselves. The fact is that we are spoiled at the moment having so many excellent riders capable of winning this means its even harder for one rider to do so unlike some years in the past where you almost knew who would win before racing started.

ergo - Unregistered

December 05, 2012 12:20 PM

anyone remember the NW200 incident where Seeley nearly swiped William DUnlop into the wall at one heck of a speed? and then who remembers the Tyco teams behaviour afterwards? saying it wasnt that big of a deal? absolute ponces the lot of them hope they never win a TT again...shame Guy martin is part of the setup should have gone to Wilson Craig or something...



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