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Martin is also listed as the author of companion books for some of his television shows: How Britain Worked, published on 4 October 2012 In addition to his television and racing activities, Martin has continued to work as a truck fitter.

He changed his mind after reaching a deal to film the India and wall of death programmes, and possibly a few more one-off Speed specials, including an unstated record in Europe.

Guy Martin (born 4 November 1981) is a British lorry-mechanic better known publicly as a motorcycle racer and a television personality.

Martin started racing in 1998, debuting on road circuits at the Isle of Man TT events in 2004, Martin starred in Closer to the Edge, a 2011 documentary on TT racing.

Martin's first appearances on TV documentaries were on programmes based around his passion for engineering rather than his love of adrenaline sport, The Boat that Guy Built airing on the BBC in 2011, and How Britain Worked on Channel 4 in 2012.

Uncomfortable with presenting to camera or working from a script, his preferred style is to improvise his dialogue, and work by responding to questions from crew off camera, which are designed both to prompt him, as well as keep him focused, and even stop him "rattling on" if necessary.

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