|Birth Name:||Guy Martin|
|Birth Place:||Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England|
|Date of Birth:||04/11/1981|
|Age:||37 years old|
Guy Martin is a popular British motorcycle racer and a television personality. He is primarily a lorry-mechanic. He is best known for competing in Isle of Man TT events from 2004 to 2017.
Having started racing as early as 1988, Martin started competing in Isle of Man TT events in 2004. He competed in the Isle of Man until 2017, attaining 17 podium finishes in the process.
Guy is well known for having broken his back twice during racing events. He broke his back during 2010 TT and 2015 Ulster Grand Prix.
Other than Isle of Man, Martin has also competed in Formula 1, North West 200, and Southern 100. He also starred in the 2011 documentary Closer to the Edge.
Guy Martin was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England on 4th November 1981. His father was a successful private motorbike racer, having competed in multiple Isle of Man TT races. His father was forced to become a lorry mechanic to supplement his income. He also showed interest in trucks at the early age of 12.
Martin joined Kirmington Church of England Primary School as well as The Vale Academy school. He left school at the age of 16. He again joined North Lindsey College on a motor vehicle engineering course but left after not being paid and taught the things he already knew. Martin started working as a truck fitter after leaving college.
Martin attended every Isle of Man TT race his father participated in until his father’s crash, breaking his hip in the process.
Martin started his career in Isle of Man TT at the age of 16, assisting Baz Kirk as a race mechanic. He moved to Ireland and joined Team Racing before moving to Uel Duncan Racing Team in 2004.
Over the course of his career, Martin raced for several other teams, most notably AIM Yamaha, TAS Racing, Honda Racing and many more.
|No. of TTs contested||14|
Over the course of his 15 years long Isle of Man TT career, Martin managed to claim as many as 17 podium finishes. However, he was unable to win a single Isle of Man trophy.
Guy Martin is also known for having broken his back twice during races. The first crash occurred during the final race of Isle of Man TT 2010. He broke his back along with suffering chest injuries and fractures.
The second crash occurred during the 2015 Ulster GP while Martin was in pole position, fracturing his thoracic vertebrae. Rods were placed on his back and pins on his hand.
Despite rumors that he might retire after the crash, he returned for the 2017 Isle of Man TT.
Martin holds many speed records. Those records include as many as many as 3 Guinness World Records. He has the record for fastest speed in a soapbox, highest speed on a Wall of Death, and many more.
|Fastest Speed on a gravity powered snow sled||Guinness World Records||134.368 km/h (83.49 mph)|
|Fastest speed in a soapbox||Guiness World Records||137.78 km/h (85.61 mph)|
|Highest speed on a Wall of Death||Guiness World Records||125.77 km/h (78.15 mph)|
|Fastest hovercraft||British record||121.04 km/h (75.21 mph)|
Along with his racing career, Martin also has written three books. His first book was titled Guy Martin: My Autobiography and reached No.1 in Sunday Times’ bestseller list. He further wrote When You Dead, You Dead, and Guy Martin: Worms to Catch, both being hugely successful.
Apart from being a writer, Martin is also a television personality. He has appeared in many TV documentaries. He has appeared in TV shows like The Boat the Guy Built, How Britain, and many more. In addition, Martin also has his cleaner company Proper Cleaner and also works for Moody Central as a truck fitter.
Guy’s passion for machinery and speed is unworldly and he has by far worked on a variety of automobiles; keeping the cars and race bikes aside he has also made a replica of a WW2 tank. Martin had worked with a team of experts to create the 26ft long and 10 ft wide tank replica from scratch. The 4 mph speed Deborah II tank was used in a documentary of Channel 4 which is housed at Norfolk Tank Museum accessible for visitors to see. Martin’s adventure in building a tank from scratch is detailed on the documentary Guy Martin WW1 Tank released in 2017.
Martin has laid his fingerprints in many races and courses around the world and his love for machinery and speed doesn’t seem to fade despite life-threatening accidents. In the show The World’s Fastest Van, Martin rebuilds his transit van and attempts to break the van lap record at the Nurburgring race track in Germany.
— Guy Martin Racing (@guymartinracing) October 30, 2018
Martin is a high spirited person who loves challenges and speed, the show presents his exciting attempt to make the fastest van and break two world records. Racer and Mechanic Guy will be riding his customized Ford Tranny Van on the Nurburgring circuit which is showcased on Channel 4.
Martin lives in Kilmington. He is known to like the ruler areas for living. He owns a yellow Labrador Retriever called Nigel. His best friend is known to be Johnny Ellis.
Guy Martin’s baby mama and partner Sharon Comiskey, Image source: Telegraph
He has a girlfriend named Sharon Comiskey. They have a daughter named Dottie. Dottie was born on 23 October 2017.
As of December 2017, Guy Martin’s net worth is £1.5 million ($2 million), as per The Sun. His makes his money through various races he competes in. He receives $18,000 per race in Isle of Man TT. In addition, he receives a substantial amount of money from his endorsements and racing companies.
She’s taking shape but not ready to race this weekend in Ireland pic.twitter.com/Z2Qi1mNRby
— Guy Martin Racing (@guymartinracing) May 4, 2018
Martin also owns a lot of cars and motorbikes. He has a 2013 Ford Transit van, Vox supercar and various Vauxhall Astra vans. In the past, he also owned a BMW E46, Porsche GT3, and many more. He is also known for constructing his own bikes and cars.
The 2018 Isle of Man TT won’t see Guy Martin along with the likes of renowned riders like 23 times TT winner John McGuiness, Flying KIWI Bruce Anstey, and Englishman Ian Hutchinson. Ramsey Rocket Conor Cummins is honored with a number one plate and is set to go first down the Bray Hill.