Guy Martin sets pole at Ulster Grand Prix

Posted: 15 Aug 2013

Guy Martin

Fans’ favourite road racer Guy Martin has set pole position for today’s six-lap Dundrod 150 Superbike race after posting the fastest time on the 7.4-mile Ulster Grand Prix circuit during qualifying. Yamaha’s William Dunlop lines up in second and Honda’s Bruce Anstey takes third, while 2013 TT star Michael Dunlop is fourth on the grid.   

Despite severe weather conditions, Suzuki rider Martin also posted provisional third place for Saturday’s Ulster Grand Prix Supersport race – ahead of further qualifying taking place today due to delays in the schedule. William Dunlop has provisional pole for this race, while brother Michael is second.

Speaking after the qualifying session, Martin said: “The team did a great job getting me out on track nice and early and it was steady away boy. We never had to make one change to the Superbike all day from our base setting and we had no real issues apart from that scare with the touring rider. The GSX-R600 also felt mint and we were top of the qualifying until the final lap. All good so far, we just need conditions to be either wet or dry and not in between so we can get on with it tomorrow.”

Superbike qualifying
Guy Martin 3:51.519
William Dunlop +2.404s
Bruce Anstey +4.373s
Michael Dunlop +6.398s

Supersport qualifying (provisional)

William Dunlop 3:51.362
Michael Dunlop +0.053s
Guy Martin +1.801s
Dean Harrison +5.274s

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