Guy Martin’s bal­lis­tic new Tran­nie wagon

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

Per­sis­tent speed junkie, oc­ca­sional mo­tor­cy­cle racer and full-time lorry me­chanic, Guy Martin, is back with an­other se­ries of his wildly pop­u­lar Speed pro­gramme, on Chan­nel 4.

In the new sea­son Guy takes on yet more adren­a­line-fu­elled chal­lenges, start­ing this Sun­day, Septem­ber 4, with the first of this brand new three­part se­ries.

In this open­ing episode, Guy heads to the USA to en­ter the fastest road race on the planet; the Ne­vada Open Road Chal­lenge. Each year, High­way 318 is closed for one day in May for a time trial which sees an ar­ray of race spec su­per­cars drive flat-out for 90 miles through the desert. But rather than com­pete in a su­per­car, Guy rolls up to the start line in his three-year-old Ford Tran­sit van. Just a few months ear­lier it was a write-off, af­ter be­ing in­volved in an ac­ci­dent, but now mod­i­fied as a street racer, and with a full com­ple­ment of race en­gi­neers in tow – Guy’s rac­ing it.

Watch the ac­tion this Sun­day, Septem­ber 4, at 8pm on Chan­nel 4. The se­ries con­tin­ues af­ter the Par­a­lympics.

‘The Ne­vada Open Road Chal­lenge sees an ar­ray of su­per­cars drive flat-out for 90 miles in the desert’

From dam­aged panel van to street sled

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