Guy Martin was extremely lucky to walk away from a horrendous crash at the NW200 this weekend with only minor cuts and bruises, despite him coming off his bike at high speed and impacting fairly severely with the ground.
Martin, of Tyco Suzuki, lost control of the front of his GSX-R600 whilst riding on the stretch between the Railway Bridge and Black Hill coming off his bike and hitting his head on the ground. As a result of the impact, Team Boss Philip Neill made the decision to leave Martin out of the rest of the contest.
As can be imagined, Martin was disappointed that he couldn’t complete the race;
‘I’m disappointed to miss out on the meeting and pretty frustrated as I didn’t feel I was doing anything wrong when I tucked the front, even though the bike does get a bit unsettled through that bumpy section. I had a really stiff neck after the crash and I’d taken a bit of a battering so it was best to sit it out.’
He was keen to point out though, that he would be “grand for the TT” which starts this weekend. Proof if any were needed that you can’t keep a good rider down!