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Guy Martin crashes out of Tandragee comeback race

Guy Martin and Paul Jordan collided during the opening lap of their race. Credit: Pacemaker

Road racer Guy Martin has crashed out of his comeback race at the Tandragee 100, but fortunately escaped injury in the collision with fellow competitor Paul Jordan.

The Lincolnshire rider had previously cast doubt on his future in racing after his injury in 2015 at Dundrod – only to sign up with Honda Racing for this season.

Tandragee was to be his first return to the Irish roads, but it did not go to plan on Saturday.

Paul Jordan and Guy Martin have a cuppa after their crash. Credit: Pacemaker

Martin and Magherafelt’s Jordan both came off at Marlacoo corner on the first lap of the Open race in Co Armagh.

Both men walked away unhurt and the pair were later pictured having a cup of tea together.

Martin has previously spoken out about enjoying his work as a truck mechanic and undertaking other challenges, including focusing on cycling.

But his apparent change of heart has led him back to road racing and the 35-year-old has confirmed his plans to compete at this year’s North West 200 which is just weeks away.

Teammate John McGuinness seemed delighted to have Guy Martin on board with Honda after he parted company with Northern Ireland-based Tyco BMW. Credit: Pacemaker