Would Guy be a hero if he won the Zero?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - ANDY CAL­TON

The TT al­ways serves up amaz­ing races and even more amaz­ing tales of de­ter­mi­na­tion, brav­ery and com­mit­ment.

This year will be no dif­fer­ent. Whether it’s Dave in a van with his three-year-old ZX-10R or Guy Martin mak­ing a shock re­turn on a fleet of top-spec ma­chines – the 2017 TT script has been started and the story is al­ready in­trigu­ing.

While the main char­ac­ters in the high-speed drama may be Ian Hutchin­son and Michael Dun­lop, the sup­port­ing cast could throw up a few sur­prises.

Few would be­grudge Guy his first TT win, but what about if that hap­pens in the Zero TT (see page 4). Of course it counts – damn right it does. But it’s not quite the same as a Se­nior or a Su­per­bike TT win is it? Even Michael Dun­lop ad­mits he didn’t feel like he’d re­ally ar­rived as a fully fledged TT star un­til he’d landed of the ‘ big ones’.

The Zero is over one lap and of­ten has fewer than ten starters. Guy could well win on the Mu­gen and it would be an amaz­ing achieve­ment if he did, but it would be great to see him up front in the Se­nior TT, too.

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