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He currently works for Moody International, a Scania centre in Grimsby, working Monday to Fridays, while also regularly working overtime shifts on Saturdays.
On his apprenticeship, he earned £300 a week working a 60-hour week plus 10 hours' overtime on Saturdays, while also attending classroom-based training at college on a day release basis.
The then film-producer, Andy Spellman, filmed with Guy at the TT.
Spellman shot some additional test material of Martin back at home in the summer and the boss of North One television showed the clips to a BBC executive.
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.
He has since presented programmes on various engineering topics and the Channel 4 series Speed with Guy Martin when he set speed records in a variety of human and engine powered vehicles.
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.
His first job after leaving school was as a heavy vehicle mechanic, which he retained since, being unwilling to give it up for full-time racing and media.He also supplemented his income working for his father, who at the time was self-employed, running a truck maintenance business.After his apprenticeship, Martin then worked for his father at the local Scania garage.October 2016 saw the release of his latest book, titled "Guy Martin: Worms to Catch" featuring Guy's thoughts on the past year and upcoming challenges.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.