Record breaking, trophy winning, media presenting motorcycle racer, Guy Martin is one of the most down to each successes to have come from the international racing scene. A mechanic by trade, Guy still works on lorries as his day job, balancing it with his media and racing commitments, a testament to his humble attitude. Best known for his daring stunts in world record attempts, and insightful presentation on mechanical themed programmes like Guy Martin VS The Robot Car, Guy makes the ideal host or after dinner speaker at events. Relatable, humorous and possessing a diverse career history, Guy’s after dinner talks are entertaining for all audiences. Similarly, his decade spent in presenting roles perfectly places him as a host for events.
Achieving second place at Le Mans 24hrs 2013, Pikes Peaks Class Winner in the same year, and joining the pit crew of Williams’ Formula 1 team, it’s fair to say Guy is an established name in motorsports. As a young boy, Guy was fascinated by vehicles and by the time he was 16, he had begun a mechanical apprenticeship at Volvo, whilst maintaining his racing hobby on the side. Fast forward over two decades from his racing debut in 1998, and Guy has seventeen podium finishes in TT events, 11 Ulster Grand Prix first places and a formidable reputation in the sport.
Approached with the opportunity to transform his extensive engineering knowledge and impressive motorsports results into a media career, Guy first featured in a documentary series titled ‘The Boat That Guy Built’ in 2010. A naturally informed and personable presenter, Guy was an instant hit with viewers and producers alike, and has since gone on to further his reach as a public figure. With a host of well regarded credits, including: Guy Martin’s Spitfire, Our Guy series and Building Britain, Guy has showcased his versatility, from travel to mechanics.
Known for pushing the boundaries, the adrenaline junkie has set about achieving a number of records since raising his media status. Gaining three records in one year, 2014 saw Guy set the fastest speed on a gravity powered snow sled, fastest speed in a soap box and fastest hovercraft. Proving there are no limits to the avenues he will venture down, Guy has also released four Sunday Times Best Selling books since 2014, including his autobiography, all whilst maintaining his job as a lorry mechanic. As down to earth as they come, Guy Martin is a man of many talents, of which he discusses as an entertaining after dinner speaker. Similarly, his decade as a presenter ensures he is able to adapt to any event hosting role that comes his way, a truly special guest for an evening.