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Guy Martin seeks another season with Tyco Suzuki

'I'm a TAS man, so I hope we can come back and do it all again next year' - Guy Martin
Guy Martin has heaped praise on the Tyco Suzuki team as he seeks another season in the blue and white livery in 2014.

Martin failed to finish on the podium for the second year in succession at the Isle of Man TT and following the conclusion of the road racing festival, the Lincolnshire rider said he hoped to be retained next season.

The English rider has never won on the Mountain Course and finished fourth and fifth in the Superbike and Senior races this year.

“If I'm honest fifth meant nothing to me I was that disappointed after the Senior TT; I might as well have finished 25th,” he said.

“I have to hold my hands up but I did give one hundred per cent. I wore the end of my boots off.

“I couldn't fault the team one little bit. For me they are the best team in the paddock and they all want to win races,” added Martin.

“Everyone gives their all, and as long as we all come away giving one hundred per cent we have to be happy.

“Yes we use a little more fuel than the others and that makes our pit stops that little bit longer but big credit to Metzeler. I don't go blowing smoke… but those guys did everything I asked of them and it was a job well done.

“I'm a TAS man, so I hope we can come back and do it all again next year,” he said.

“I just want to go riding again, so the Southern 100 can't come quick enough and I'll be talking to Philip Neill about another project we discussed.”

Martin also hailed the performance of British Superbike star Josh Brookes, who became the fastest newcomer at the TT with a lap in excess of 127mph in the Superbike race.

“I've never enjoyed a TT as much in my career and that's saying something.

Having Stewart Johnstone there was a big plus and I really enjoyed working with Josh Brookes,” he said.

“What a boy to do 127mph as a newcomer and I believe he'd have gone faster on Friday.”

Martin's results included a fifth and an eighth in the two Supersport races. He was a retirement from the Superstock event.

Brookes was forced to pull out at the end of the opening lap of the Senior race and was denied the chance to improve on his time.









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RidgeRacerHRC

June 11, 2013 1:26 PM

Is he for real? i dont understand his logic here. CLEARLY the 3 honda teams have won basically everything the last couple of years. As a claimed professional racer stating his ambition to win a TT, wouldnt you want to be on the best equipment? The GSXR600 is a turd for the roads. Such a shame, i would think he has the talent to win if only on better machinery



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