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Guy Martin To Make Return To Pure Roads Competition At Tandragee 100

19 times international road race winner Guy Martin, is set to return to pure roads competition in early May, with the worldwide popular racer/TV personality set to sample the Classic and Forgotten Era races, at the Around A Pound Tandragee 100.

Perennial TT bridesmaid Martin, confirmed to pilot his own 750cc BSA, inclusion into the anticipated large entry for the scheduled second Irish roads event of 2018, is undoubtedly a huge coup for event organisers, the North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club Ltd.

Expressing their delight at adding multiple times world record holder Martin, to the entry list for the 58th Tandragee 100, they stated via Facebook:

“The North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club Ltd is delighted to confirm that Guy Martin will be starting at the 58th Around A Pound Tandragee 100 on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018.

Guy will compete in both the Classic Race and the Forgotten Era Class on board his 750cc BSA machine. Guy appeared last year at Tandragee and also in 2005, where he finished 3rd and 5th in the Superbike races and 4th in the 600cc event on his last appearance in the Uel Duncan Racing colours.

The Tandragee 100 has been voted 4th Best Road Racing Course in the World (only the TT, Macau & Ulster GP came higher) and has also been called a ‘mini TT’ by top riders with its mix of flat out blasts, narrow technical bumpy sections such as Cooley Hill Road, its fast sweeping bends and the 180 mph Cabragh Straight.

The 5.3 mile course, the longest of the National Road Races, offers competitors a test of road racing unmatched by other national courses, and the opportunity to ‘set up’ their bikes for forthcoming International Events, including the NW200 and the Isle of Man TT.

We certainly hope that Guy loves this fast and technical course, but most of all, that he enjoys himself this year at the Around a Pound Tandragee 100 National Motorcycle Road Races.”

Words by Stevie Rial