After a shake-down test at Cadwell Park’s annual Classic Bike Track Day yesterday, Guy Martin has now been confirmed to race the Team Classic Suzuki Katana in the four-hour endurance at Spa this weekend.
TV and TT-star Martin will be joined on Suzuki’s Vintage Parts-supported machine by former British and European Flat Track Champion, and fellow Lincolnshire-man, Pete Boast, for the four-hour Spa Classic which starts on Saturday, 1st July at 20:00.
An insider close to project told BikeSocial that Martin is also building a spare engine to the same spec as the one in the bike having bought himself a GSX1100.
Having endured a difficult opening round to the European Classic Endurance series at Donington Park, with Jamie Whitham crashing out of contention on the opening lap. The GSX1100SD Katana’s open carbs scooped up some gravel during the incident meaning internally it suffered some damage and that engine required rebuilding.
Martin spent a successful part of his racing career with Suzuki, steering GSX-R machinery to victory and podium finishes at the Ulster Grand Prix, Oliver’s Mount, and the Isle of Man TT.