Maybe you heard, maybe you didn’t, but Guy Martin decided to branch out beyond his usual comfort zone (or in his case, maybe discomfort zone), and tried World Endurance racing last weekend – and he says he liked it so much, he’s considering doing some more of it.
Guy Martin raced a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 at the Le Mans 24-Hour with the R2CL team (from France). He and teammates Dylan Buisson and Gwen Giabbani ended up in second place on the race last Thursday, behind a factory-backed Kawasaki team. Martin, by all reports, was properly pleased with the result, although with his thick accent, he may have been complaining about being served a stale baguette post-race. It’s hard to tell.
But after the race, the good times continued to roll, and according to his Facebook page, Martin says he’s now considering running more World Endurance races next year. Who knows? Success has eluded him for years at the Isle of Man – he’s always been in contention, but never able to take first place, often because of terrible luck. Maybe taking his mad skills to the track, in the form of endurance racing, will enable him to beat his competitors soundly without worrying that slippery cobblestones will pitch him into a hedge.