Fan favorite Guy Martin, escaped with minor cuts and bruises after a nasty crash in NW200 on Saturday morning, May 19, 2012. Team Manager Philip Neill took extreme caution, pulling Martin out of the rest of the meeting, as he took quite a heavy blow to the head. The Lincolnshire rider lost the front of his GSX-R600 on the run along the Coast Road, between the Railway Bridge and Black Hill; but, will be fully-fit for the start of the Isle of Man TT Races in one week’s time.
“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 had taken a bit of a battering so it was best to sit it out. I’ll be grand for the TT.” – Guy Martin