‘Only a fool would dis­miss him’

Rac­ing hero­ics Guy has won eight Scar­bor­ough Gold Cups, taken six podium fin­ishes at the North West 200, won three South­ern 100 Cham­pi­onship races to equal Joey Dun­lop’s record at the event, taken 11 Ul­ster Grand Prix race wins and has 16 podium fin­ishes

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Some peo­ple have sug­gested that the ac­tual lo­gis­tics of the wall he has to ride will make it dif­fi­cult for him to suc­ceed, but I am sure the team of en­gi­neers and tech­ni­cians Guy has worked with to build it have done all of their sums cor­rectly.

Th­ese ven­tures are risky and, even though ev­ery risk is ad­dressed, things can still go wrong, as Top Gear’s Richard Ham­mond found in 2006 when he was badly in­jured in a drag car crash for TV.

As a road racer, Guy is more fa­mil­iar with risk than al­most any­one else. Given ev­ery­thing he has achieved in rac­ing and in his dare­devil ex­ploits for tele­vi­sion only a fool would dis­miss his chances of break­ing the Wall of Death record.

The train­ing he is do­ing for his Tour Di­vide cy­cle race in Amer­ica this sum­mer will en­sure he is su­per­fit for the at­tempt but – per­haps most im­por­tant of all – there is ab­so­lutely no ques­tion about Guy’s skill and brav­ery in tak­ing on the chal­lenge. He is just the man for the job.

Even prac­tice runs are a mon­u­men­tal full­com­mit­ment ef­fort on Guy's gi­ant wall No sus­pen­sion, no front brake – this thing is no or­di­nary In­dian

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