Guy Martin will ride for Yamaha in 2009

Real road star will help Yamaha take on Honda at the TT and other top real road events

Posted: 23 September 2008
by Visordown News

Rob McElnea has signed up Guy Martin with full Yamaha UK backing for 2009. Rob Mac Racing will run laid-back Lincolnshire lad Martin in all the premium "real roads" events -- the North West 200, Isle of Man TT, Southern 100 and the Ulster Grand Prix -- in the Superbike, Superstocks and Supersports classes.

His recruitment by Yamaha for the TT is seen as a very direct throwing down of the gauntlet to Honda in the year in which it celebrates its 50th anniversary on the Island. Martin stands at the second-fastest man ever round the 37.75-mile Mountain Course with a 129.816mph lap set in 2007. John McGuinness has the outright lap record, also set in 2007, with 130.354mph.

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This means we are going to be in for a really exciting TT09.

Hopefully Guy will have more luck than he had this year.

Posted: 23/09/2008 at 17:12

i cant believe i knew in advance of you manxie

it is great news though for Guy the TT, road racing in general and rob mac racing

Posted: 23/09/2008 at 17:15


Posted: 23/09/2008 at 17:19

guy is a top bloke !

deserves some good luck !

Posted: 23/09/2008 at 18:34

Yeah that Honda has been nothing but shit to Guy this year in his road racing.  I hope the Yamaha does better for him.  I cant wait to see him speak again but i hope that this time its him winning the TT so he is more over the moon.

Posted: 23/09/2008 at 23:03

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