‘ This is Guy’s best chance to win a TT yet’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - STEPHEN DAV­I­SON ROADS RE­PORTER

ÒIF you canõt beat them, join them.ó ap­pears to be Guy Mart­inõs think­ing be­hind his TT re­turn with Honda. John Mcguin­ness has used a Honda Fire­blade to frus­trate the Lin­colnshire rac­erõs TT am­bi­tions for a decade and Guy has now de­cided his best chance of win­ning will be on the new Honda. Is he right? Guy is re­turn­ing from a sab­bat­i­cal year that saw the game move on sig­nif­i­cantly in his ab­sence. Even Mcguin­ness was re­duced to an al­so­ran by the TT 2016 pace of Michael Dun­lop and Ian Hutchin­son and the duoõs clean sweep in the big bike races high­lighted the dom­i­nance of the S1000RR BMW.

Nor is it ideal that Guy will be go­ing to the Is­land on a new bike like the CBR1000RR SP2, although he will have the sup­port of a team that has won more TTS than any­one else. His new Honda will also be shod with Dun­lop tyres, the win­ning rub­ber of ev­ery Su­per­bike and Se­nior TT race bike since 2008.

Guy has beaten all of his TT ri­vals at one time or another and thereõs no ques­tion he has the pace to win a race on the Moun­tain course.

If his new Honda can match the speed of the BMWS and Guy can avoid the lapses of con­cen­tra­tion that have cost him vi­tal sec­onds in the past then maybe Lady Luck will pro­vide the fi­nal in­gre­di­ent and we will all en­joy the new pub­lic hol­i­day Ian Hutchin­son says a Guy Martin TT win will surely bring.

ÔHE has the pace to win a race on the Moun­tain course’

Can Guy be num­ber one at the TT in 2017? He’s got a good chance

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