Martin signed a new deal with Honda Racing on 18 January 2017 to ride the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2, rekindling his ambition to win the Isle of Man TT and renewing his focus on his road racing career.
Martin first came to the attention of TV executives in 2009 when he appeared in an ITV4 programme intended primarily for fans of that year's TT race.
He quickly realised it was not for him – he was not being paid and was being taught things he either already knew, or thought would never need, and so decided to leave after a month, having secured an apprenticeship as a truck fitter with a Volvo centre, John Hebb Volvo.
Martin returned to the Isle of Man at age 16; overhearing lorry driver and amateur racer Baz Kirk discussing his plans to race in the 1997 Manx Grand Prix with his father, he was offered the chance to assist him as a race mechanic. In 2004 he moved to the Uel Duncan Racing team, staying with them until 2005.
For the 2016 season Martin decided not to race in the TT for the first time in 11 years, opting instead for a mountain bike race.
Martin had shown an interest in working on trucks as early as age 12.
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Dimensions of the Fichtel & Sachs Torpedo Duomatic R 2110 gear hub (new Version) Exploded view of the Fichtel & Sachs Torpedo Duomatic R 2110 gear hub (new Version) Exploded view of the Fichtel & Sachs Torpedo Duomatic 102 gear hub (old Version) Maintenance: These are the original Maintenance instructions for a Duomatic internal gear hub.
Technical Specifications: The Duomatic internal gear hub has 2 gears: Gear 1 Ratio 1:1 Gear 2 Ratio 1:1,36 There are two versions existing: – old versions (1964 – @1970) come with a 10,5mm axel diameter, two flat sides of the axle and a capped lubricator on the hub shell (Duomatic 102).
– new version (@1970 – @1980)with common 9,5 mm axel diameter (Duomatic R 2110) and without lubricator. Today standard frames have a mounting width of 135mm.