This is being reported across all main road racing networks today…
Reports indicate that Guy Martin and marque Honda will not contest Armoy or the Ulster Grand Prix; an inauspicious and anticlimactic end to a very arduous season in 2017.
After so many years of success, Honda has endured, along with its riders, a highly tumultuous year already and one wonders how they will come back from the apparent brink.
Sad end to the year for Guy and for Honda if this is the case.
To be brutally honest after the 2017 Honda has found itself nursing I can’t fault any outcome like this, whether it is Guy Martin finishing with Honda, or vice versa, or Honda pulling out of these events of its own volition I think the final outcome is the right one.
What I do hope is that their R&D Teams get any remaining bugs ironed out and make a great comeback in 2018. I would be really surprised to see them fielding a team with a diferent rider(s) this season.
What I also hope is that this doesn’t end Guy Martin with road racing, the simple facts are, Guy is quick and skilled, you don’t get into the 132mph TT Club by accident or happy chance. He is popular and this fame brings people (and money) to these events. No doubt it helps with the following, contraversial maybe? True definitely. And finally I think he has unfinished buisness – he wants that TT win, and to be honest I want him to get it. Maybe Wilson Craig Racing could see him on a bike to see out the season, who knows?
Anyway here’s to fast and sucessful return to Road Racing, in the very near future to Honda Racing and Guy Martin.