“A waste of time”: Guy Martin not impressed after failed Lincoln hydrofoil speed attempt

Guy Martin said his attempt to break a speed record in Lincoln was a disappointment and “a waste of time”.

This comes after Guy wanted to break the world speed record on water by a human on Brayford Pool on July 27.

The record to beat was 21.4 mph, but due to weeds in Brayford Pool, Guy’s attempt barely reached 3 mph.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Guy said: “What did we do? About 3 mph. The dog was quicker.

“What a waste of time.

“It’s all about taking part. Not really…

“Well done, good effort. [laughs] No, no!”

One of the hydrofoils Guy used had been built by the University of Lincoln, while the other was built by Mike Cooke from Aardvark Technologies with the propeller supplied by Rupert Wasey from Hercules Propellers.

Guy Martin on Brayford Pool preparing for his now-cancelled record attempt. Photo: Tobias Thompson

Guy Martin on Brayford Pool preparing for his record attempt. Photo: Tobias Thompson

After cancelling the final record attempt at Brayford Pool, Guy then travelled to Carsington Water in the Peak District.

Here, he used both hydrofoil machines, but failed once more to break the record.

In the hydrofoil built by the University of Lincoln, Guy reached speeds of 5.51 mph, with Mike Cooke’s machine leading only slightly with a speed of 5.54 mph.

You can watch the whole episode of Channel 4’s Speed with Guy Martin here.