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

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Submitted by Visordown News on Tue, 23/09/2008 - 17:03

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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