Martin - ‘I’m not going back to the North West’

Guy Martin appologises to Race Director Mervyn Whyte MBE at the start of the 2015 North West 200 races for comments he made about the event. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press
Guy Martin appologises to Race Director Mervyn Whyte MBE at the start of the 2015 North West 200 races for comments he made about the event. Photo Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press
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It looks like Guy Martin may have raced at the North West 200 for the last time.

The Lincolnshire racer will also sit out the 2016 Isle of Man TT, he has revealed.

I left Northern Ireland thinking, I’m not going back to the North West

Guy Martin

At last year’s NW200, Martin claimed on TV that he was “bored to the back teeth of riding through chicanes”.

Now in his new autobiography, When You Dead, You Dead, the 33-year-old has stated he will not return to the North West 200.

“I left Northern Ireland thinking, I’m not going back to the North West,” said Martin in the book

Turning to the subject of the Isle of Man TT, he added: “I’m hoping to sort it with TAS that I can do all the races I normally do except the North West and TT.

“I want to enter the Tour Divide then maybe go back to the TT the year after [2017].”

Martin has had 14 victories at the Ulster Grand Prix - but has never won at the North West 200 or the Isle of Man TT. In his book, he also opens up about his new partner, travels and his pet dog.