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10/09/2013

Guy Martin will race the 24 Hours of Le Mans final World Endurance Championship round in France on September 21st for the R2CL Suzuki team.

The Lincolnshire rider - who took at hat-trick of race wins at this year's Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix - will drive straight to France following next weekend's Scarborough Gold Cup very much looking forward to the experience.

Said Martin: "Top job boy! I thought the job was done and dusted after Scarborough next weekend with the Tyco boys, so to get a chance to do some World Endurance racing down in France is mega. It's something I always believed would be beneficial and a lot more interesting for me than general short circuit stuff. I'm mega-chuffed and the drive to France should be a decent road trip."

Tyco Suzuki Team Manager Philip Neill, who arranged the link-up between Martin and the French R2CL Suzuki team, said: "After Guy's recent run of success at the Southern 100 and Ulster Grand Prix, we discussed the potential with Suzuki GB to have Guy involved with a Suzuki-supported WEC programme.

"Thankfully the task wasn't too difficult to set up and an option with the R2CL team was instantly made available with the support of Suzuki France. At this stage it's a one-off appearance for Guy in WEC, although there is already sufficient interest in making this a permanent arrangement for Guy in 2014."

 

GUY MARTIN