GUY Martin made his name as a fearless racer and now travels the world for his various TV documentaries.
But how did he start his career and what is he up to now? Here's his story…
Who is Guy Martin? What is his background?
Guy Martin was born November 4, 1981.
He is a British lorry-mechanic better known publicly as a motorcycle racer and a television personality.
Guy started racing in 1998, debuting on road circuits at the Isle of Man TT events in 2004, where he gained 15 podium finishes.
He had a long career before announcing his official retirement in 2017.
In August 2017, Formula 1 car team Williams announced that GUY would join their pit-crew for the impending Belgian GP.
Guy returns to TV in new show Guy Martin’s Battle Of Britain which is set to air this Sunday (April 18) on Channel 4.
What accidents has Guy Martin been in?
In 2010 Guy broke his back in the final race of the Senior TT when he was thrown from his bike.
Guy then crashed at high speed when leading the Dundrod 150 Superbike race in August 2015.
He fractured his thoracic vertebrae, his sternum, a number of ribs and his hand.
Then in June 2017 Guy escaped with just a bruised wrist after crashing at the Superbike TT.
The TV star reported that he hit a false neutral which caused him to run up the kerb and then tumble off but his injuries were minor.
Guy's most recent injury saw him nearly crash a plane as he tried to learn how to fly a Hawker Hurricane fighter, the plane that helped win the Battle of Britain.
Recalling his time behind the wheel of the plane, he said: “It was three times the horsepower of anything else I’d been in, they’re big engines.
“I was only in the thing for about 45 minutes and trying to get control of something that nimble and powerful was a handful.
“I didn’t feel comfortable, to be honest. If I’d been in the Battle of Britain I think I’d have been hitting the ground fairly fast. I had a tiny piece of what those boys went through.
“They were having to fly those things while being shot at and keeping an eye out for where the enemy was coming from.
“It wasn’t that physically taxing, but mentally it really challenged me.
“I’ve done lots of daft things but never anything like what those boys did. It gave me even more respect for them than I had already.”
What is Guy Martin's net worth?
Guy has amassed a small fortune during his career.
He has an estimated worth of £1.5million.
This is through his work as a motorbike racer.
Is Guy Martin single?
Guy isn't married but is in a relationship with long-term partner Sharon Comiskey.
They welcomed their first child in October 2017.
They had a daughter called Dottie.
Guy is adamant he does not want to get married, claiming: “She wants to get married, I’m not up for it.
“I’m not the marrying sort of man.
“No one trusts anyone. My missus obviously doesn’t trust me, that’s why she wants to get married.
“But I’m not bothered, I don’t need it. Getting married just to keep her happy is the wrong reason.
“I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing. I don’t cheat, I don’t f*** about.
“I can’t see that day ever coming.
“We’ve been together about seven years and she keeps wittering on about it.
“I just go to the default — nod, smile and agree.”
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