British motorcycle racer known better for his exploits off the track than for his successes on it.
Starting his racing career in Ireland, he took the International Gold Cup races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough three years in a row.
In 2011 he began a series of appearances in documentaries about his racing and his off-the track attempt to recreate Industrial Revolution technology.
He was born in the village of Kirmington, in Lincolnshire, England. He and his girlfriend Sharon Comiskey welcomed a daughter named Dottie in October 2017.
John Louis was another popular British motorcycle racer - though unlike Martin, his popularity came from his racing.