‘He’ll strug­gle to match Dun­lop and Hutchy’

Ex-racer and TV com­men­ta­tor is shocked

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature - James Whitham

“I’m shocked to see him back. With the best will in the world, it was start­ing to look like he’d never win a TT so it made sense to walk away.

“I think last year Hutchy and Dun­lop showed they’re on a dif­fer­ent level and I don’t think Guy will match that. How­ever, as long as he’s do­ing it for the right rea­sons, fair play to him.

“Why hasn’t he won a TT? He was clearly fast enough but would lose con­cen­tra­tion. His early laps were al­ways faster and then he dropped off. He did have a lot of bad luck, too.

“It’s a new bike but they know what they’re do­ing. My ques­tion would be: ‘How well will the to­tal­ly­not - cor­po­rate Mr Martin gel with the com­pletely cor­po­rate Honda mar­ket­ing depart­ment?’

“I’d love to see him win a TT and say, ‘That’s it, I’ve done it and I’m hanging my leathers up’. Any­one who’s taken the risks he’s taken around there de­serves it.”

The jury’s out on Guy’s chances

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