Guy Martin Biography

Guy Martin, a British lorry-mechanic turned motorcycle racer and television presenter, has made a name for himself in the world of motorsports. Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Guy’s passion for truck engines and motorbikes was ignited at a young age, thanks to his father who was also a lorry mechanic and part-time Isle of Man TT racer. Starting his career as an apprentice lorry mechanic, Guy eventually followed in his father’s footsteps and began racing himself in 1998. Despite a serious accident in 2015 that left him with a broken back, Guy continued to race and even ventured into television, hosting various shows about engineering and racing.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Father: Ian Martin
    • Mother: Rita Kidalss
    • Siblings: Kate Martin, Sally Martin, Stuart Martin
    • Children: Dottie
    • Partner: Sharon Comiskey
  • Born Country: England
  • TV Presenters
  • Motorcycle Racers

Childhood & Early Life

Guy Martin was born on November 4, 1981 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England to father Ian Martin and mother Rita Kidals. His father worked as a lorry mechanic and was also a TT racer. The family moved to outside of town when Guy was born and all the siblings attended the Isle of Man TT racing events where their father participated. Guy developed an interest in racing sports at a young age.

Education and Early Career

Guy studied at The Vale Academy School but lost interest in academics over time. He quit school at 16 and enrolled in a motor vehicle engineering course at North Lindsey College. However, he dropped out within a month as he felt the education was not valuable to him. He then started an apprenticeship at Volvo Company.

Racing Career

While working as a lorry mechanic, Guy became interested in racing and entered his first race at 18. He joined various racing teams such as Team Racing, Uel Duncan Racing Team, AIM Yamaha, Hydrex Honda, Wilson Craig Honda, and TAS Racing. In 2010, he joined TAS Racing and raced on a Suzuki superbike. He suffered a serious crash in 2015 and took a break from racing. He resumed his road racing career in 2016 with Honda Company.

Television Career

Guy’s television career began in 2009 when he was filmed at a TT race. He made his first official television appearance in 2011 with the show ‘The Boat that Guy Built’. He followed it with another documentary show titled ‘How Britain Worked’ in 2012. In 2013, he debuted his speed racing experience with the show ‘Speed with Guy Martin’. He became popular for his authentic hosting style and improvisation.

Personal Life and Other Endeavors

Guy declined an offer to appear on the show ‘Top Gear’ as he preferred the freedom he had with Channel 4. He continues to work as a truck fitter at Moody International. He has also published three autobiographies and consistently writes articles for the Sunday Times Newspaper. Guy is currently dating Sharon and they have a daughter named Dottie. Two of his siblings also work as mechanics.

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