Guy Martin’s TT disaster
Guy Martin’s much vaunted return to the TT on the 2017 Honda Racing Fireblade ended in disaster with the Lincolnshire ace crashing out of the opening Superbike race at Doran’s Bend. The 35-year-old was never in contention after lapping 7mph slower during practice than Michael Dunlop’s fastest time on the Bennetts Suzuki and the hand injury he suffered in the crash saw him sit out the Supersport race on Wilson Craig’s CBR600RR.
Clearly struggling with the errant new Honda superbike that had already been responsible for John Mcguinness’ non-appearance at this year’s TT festival, Guy became immersed in a week of bitter rancour with his Honda bosses.
The road racing television star eventually withdrew from Friday’s Senior race.
Guy Martin could not gel with his Blade