Martin, whose main focus this year will be to win the North West 200 in May and the Isle of Man TT Races in June, will be competing at Brands Hatch as a wild card entry. Martin will be a competitor at the Brands Hatch race, but he’ll be using the opening round of the BSB season as an opportunity to do further testing on his GSX-R1000.
“I’ve been to the moon and back testing which is fantastic as I have never enjoyed so much pre-season track time before,” said Martin. “However, practice is all right but you can’t beat a bit of racing, so I’m really looking forward to the chance of getting back out on track at Brands Hatch – and to do this in the BSB class is just perfect.
“I’m already quite familiar with the GSX-R1000 Superbike however, but this gives us the opportunity to work on some finer detail set-up stuff, which will no doubt come in handy throughout the season.”
Josh Brookes, who finished second in the BSB in 2010, will also be making his debut with the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team.
“The later-than-normal start to the season has already provided Guy with some great opportunities to spend time on track familiarizing himself with our full range of GSX-R machinery that he will be using during our International Road Racing campaign,” said team manager Phillip Neill. “However, pairing Guy with Josh for the opening Superbike race at Brands Hatch is a perfect way for us to understand how Guy reacts to some set-up changes in a race situation.
“The considerable amount of track time available throughout the four days at Brands and competing against the best riders in British Championship will enable Guy to really bring himself up to speed on the Superbike; and although our goals are not necessarily results-based, I’m sure Guy will be setting himself some personal targets over the four days.
“I’d like to thank MSVR for accepting our application for a wild card entry to this event, as the opportunity really does allow Guy to remind everyone that he is a motorcycle racer, who can ride on circuits as well as he can on the roads. This opportunity should help him prepare for his debut season with us in the best possible way.”
Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com