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Guy Martin is going to race cars in 2016!

He’s swapping his Tyco BMW S1000RR for a World Rally Championship car.

He’s well known throughout the motorcycle racing world, as well as in wider circles for his Television presenting work, and now Guy Martin is set to drop two wheels – all be it temporarily – for a set of four.

Martin isn’t a stranger to different machinery of course, and he’s fond of fast cars as well, but according to reports, the mechanic from Lincolnshire is set to join at least one round of European Rallycross in a round winning Ford Focus Supercar.

He’s under contract with Channel Four for his series of ‘Speed’ programmes until the summer of 2016 so a quick look at the WRC calendar would suggest that he’s likely to make his debut in either Belgium in May, Norway in June or Sweden in July. That is assuming that his entry to a single event is part of his TV work; it could be that he just fancies a change of pace and scenery.

“I’m sure Guy will have no problem learning to drive the car, but we will go through everything with him at a test session to give him the best chance possible at whichever event he does. We’re all really excited to be working with him, he’s a real racer and I think rallycross will suit him very well.” – Ollie O’Donovan (speaking to Rallycrossworld.com)

What we do know is that he’ll be driving a Jos Kupyers built Ford Focus – a car which was driven by Kevin Proctor to win the French round in 2012. It’s currently being run by Tony Bardy Motorsport.

Motofire were at the Autosport International Motor show in Birmingham this weekend and the car was on display – already with the name of their new rider being displayed.

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We’ve no doubt that Guy’s ‘Go big or go home!‘ philosophy to racing will make him an attractive proposition on the mud, regardless of the number of wheel’s that he’s on.

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    Jordan Clark

    January 18, 2016 at 15:40

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    January 18, 2016 at 15:43

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    January 18, 2016 at 15:50

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    January 18, 2016 at 18:23

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    January 18, 2016 at 18:27

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    MotoFire

    January 18, 2016 at 21:28

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    Lee Morton

    January 18, 2016 at 22:19

    Looks great! One share from me!

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    Lee Morton

    January 18, 2016 at 22:19

    Looks great! One share from me!

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    Lee Morton

    January 18, 2016 at 22:19

    Looks great! One share from me!

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    January 18, 2016 at 22:36

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    January 19, 2016 at 00:14

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    January 19, 2016 at 03:03

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    Richard Trump Head Coveney

    January 20, 2016 at 00:43

    hope he does well

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    James Nutt

    January 20, 2016 at 02:37

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    January 20, 2016 at 06:09

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    January 20, 2016 at 06:29

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    January 20, 2016 at 07:36

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    January 20, 2016 at 08:05

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    Scott Chisnall

    January 20, 2016 at 08:08

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    Charlotte Pounds

    January 20, 2016 at 08:08

    Interesting! Wonder how he’ll do!

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    Logie James Howie

    January 20, 2016 at 08:15

    Gareth White wonder how he gets on lad ?

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    Stuart Michael Walker

    January 20, 2016 at 08:22

    It rally cross car not a world rally championship car

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    Ryan Tanner

    January 20, 2016 at 10:24

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:47

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

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    MotoFire

    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

    Thanks for engaging with our posts. If you really like them please share them so we can grow! Thanks and again it’s great to have you onboard!

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

    Thanks for engaging with our posts. If you really like them please share them so we can grow! Thanks and again it’s great to have you onboard!

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

    Thanks for engaging with our posts. If you really like them please share them so we can grow! Thanks and again it’s great to have you onboard!

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

    Thanks for engaging with our posts. If you really like them please share them so we can grow! Thanks and again it’s great to have you onboard!

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

    Thanks for engaging with our posts. If you really like them please share them so we can grow! Thanks and again it’s great to have you onboard!

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:48

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:51

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:51

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    MotoFire

    January 20, 2016 at 10:52

    Good point :)

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    January 20, 2016 at 10:52

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    Jake Lorriman

    January 20, 2016 at 11:21

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    Will Marshall

    January 20, 2016 at 11:53

    Good.

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    MotoFire

    January 20, 2016 at 16:19

    That is exactly what we were thinking! Can’t wait!

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    Steven Hazell

    January 20, 2016 at 16:20

    I’m a big fan of Guy and was gutted when I found out he isn’t doing the TT this year so hopefully this will make up for it

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    MotoFire

    January 20, 2016 at 16:26

    Us too, i think its a great loss for the sport, we imagine underneath that its actually something as simple as insurance not allowing the TT anymore. Too risky for a man worth too much!

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    Steven Hazell

    January 20, 2016 at 16:30

    Yeah that’s probably right but such a shame that he can’t use his talent on the course one more time! I know that the TT will have lots of incredible riders in but it won’t be the same without Guy plus seeing the way he interacts with the crowd is something a lot of riders don’t do

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    Stuart Murray

    January 20, 2016 at 21:39

    Beau Ballingall Richard Cameron

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    Beau Ballingall

    January 20, 2016 at 21:41

    Awwww what?! Madness

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    Stuart Murray

    January 22, 2016 at 10:36

    rally cars more fun than bikes

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    Richard Cameron

    January 22, 2016 at 10:41

    They are right! They are an anonymous facebook page so they have to be right.

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    MotoFire

    January 22, 2016 at 12:10

    Richard Cameron who’s anonymous? We’re not.
    If you look at the website you’d see that.

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    MotoFire

    January 22, 2016 at 12:11

    Beau Ballingall Car folks will never get bikes unless they try it. You’re talking Zonda money to get Gixxer 600 speeds in a car!

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    oscar gomez

    January 30, 2016 at 14:13

    este corre en cualquier cosa. @bgmotogp @motociclismo_es @MotofamilyGP

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