GUY Martin will not race at the Ulster Grand Prix next month, the organisers said this morning.
The TV personality and TT legend was expected to continue his return to road racing by competing at Dundrod but Honda has now confirmed he will not take part, the organisers said.
A statement on behalf of the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club this morning said: 'After several weeks of speculation, it has been confirmed that Guy Martin will not compete at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix next month.
'Organisers of the international road race had expected that Guy would appear at Dundrod following his return from a two-year hiatus to join the Honda Racing team, but team bosses have now confirmed that his highly anticipated return to Dundrod is not to be.'
Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston said: “Naturally I’m disappointed to have the news confirmed by Honda that Guy won’t race at Dundrod next month, but it’s not altogether surprising given the difficulties the team has experienced throughout the season.
“I had hoped for a different outcome as Guy is obviously a big fan favourite, and he’s never made any secret in the past of his love for the circuit, which after all is the international where he’s had the most success over the years.
“I’m sure the decision hasn’t been taken lightly by him or the team and I wish Guy well, whatever the next step in his career may be."