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Guy Martin set for first meeting of season

Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin aiming to commence new season on winning note at Oliver's Mount
Guy Martin is poised to make his first roads appearance of the season at this weekend's Ian Watson Spring National road race at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough.

The Tyco Suzuki rider has been out of the media spotlight as the build-up to the international roads campaign continues and was absent from the line-up of invited riders at the official Isle of Man TT launch.

Martin, though, will finally ride a bike in anger as he tops the entry for the Spring National meeting in England at a venue where the Lincolnshire man holds a formidable record.

The 31-year-old has won the prestigious Gold Cup at Scarborough eight times including on his last appearance at Oliver's Mount in September, when he won five of the six races in total.

Martin is due to compete in the feature races on the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 and GSX-600 machines.

His main rivals include evergreen veteran Ian Lougher, who will ride 1000cc and 600cc Hondas for WA Corless/Jackson racing.

Northern Ireland is represented by Lisburn man Michael Pearson on the Team Hotties machines, including a BMW S1000RR and Suzuki GSX-R600, while last year's best newcomer – Jamie Hamilton – rides for Ryan Farquhar's Vauxhall KMR Kawasaki outfit.

Bradford's Dean Harrison will fancy his chances of upstaging Martin as he rides a Kawasaki ZX-10R plus a Yamaha R6 at Oliver's Mount, with Jamie Coward and Ben Wylie also among the entries.

An impressive Sidecar entry includes TT star Dave Molyneux, who recently had a section of the Mountain circuit named in his honour after claiming his 16th victory at the event in 2012.

Practice and racing will be held on Sunday.



Related Pictures

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Guy Martin wins the Gold Cup at Scarborough
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.

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Mark Baker - Unregistered

April 19, 2013 2:35 PM

Theres a slight error at the end of this statement. there is NO practice on Saturday its a one day meeting with both practice and racing on Sunday However camping is available on the Saturday night and there a beer tent, entertainment and food and shower facilities available



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