OFFICIAL: Guy Martin’s Triumph Land Speed Record Postponed
With a recently broken back, wrist, ribs and stenum following a crash at the Ulster GP, there was little doubt that Guy Martin’s motorcycle land speed record attempt was already in jeopardy. Now, Triumph has officially confirmed its postponement.
Road racer and TV star, Martin, was due to pilot a Triumph Rocket Streamliner powered by two turbo-charged Rocket III motors producing 1000bhp at 9000rpm. The existing record is held by American, Rocky Robinson, who recorded a speed of 376.363mph in 2010.
Triumph’s statement read:
“We’re obviously concerned with the news that Guy has sustained injuries as a result of his crash in last week’s Dundrod 150 race. While in true form, Guy has signed himself out of hospital this week, we all feel that given his injuries it won’t be possible to complete the required testing prior to attempting to take the record this year.
“Guy is a unique talent and having such a pilot for our Rocket motorcycle is absolutely central to our attempt. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and will confirm a new date for our 2016 bid as soon as we can.”
The record attempt was due to take place at the end of August at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.
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