Belfast Telegraph

Martin is the Guy for me at Armoy: Burrows

By Paul Lindsay

The Armoy Road Races bike week gets under way this Sunday with the ever-popular bike run and barbecue, but the big news is all about Guy Martin.

He will not only line-up for Tyco BMW in the Superbike class on July 25 at the Race of Legends, but will also ride a 650cc Supertwin for Cookstown B.E Racing.

Team owner John Burrows will also have Mullingar man Thomas Maxwell on his 600cc Honda at Armoy, which will give the Irishman a run out before a second outing at the Ulster Grand Prix in August.

Burrows said: "Guy Martin will ride the Kawasaki 650 in the Supertwins class at Armoy, while the same bike will have Glenn Irwin in the saddle at the Ulster Grand Prix.

"Our 250cc Honda will also be in action at both Armoy and Dundrod. At the minute we plan to have Michael Sweeney on it, but if he isn't fit enough I have a replacement in waiting."

Burrows has already stated that the injured Jamie Hamilton is very much part of his team's future plans, but explained the importance of bringing in some guest riders in the interim period to keep his sponsors to the fore.

"We will not move forward without Jamie," said Burrows. "But in the meantime, it's good to be able to give young Thomas an opportunity, as I know how tough it is to get a break.

"Hugh Murphy did it for me all those years ago, so it's nice to be in that position myself."

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