‘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
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.