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Martin confident ahead of TT victory bid

The popular road racer is seeking a first TT triumph after several years of trying.
Guy Martin says he is ready to get his 2011 Isle of Man TT campaign fully underway this weekend as he bids to secure that elusive victory.

Twelve months on from a colossal accident that landed him in hospital, Martin is currently well placed to secure his maiden victory on the island, with this year's attempt being spearheaded by top outfit Relentless by TAS Suzuki.

Currently second on the timesheets after three days of practice, Martin says he is pleased with the feeling on the GSX-R1000 and has high hopes for Saturday's race.

"We've had a steady away practice week and as I've told quite a few people already, 'the racing starts on Saturday' so there's no need to hang them out in practice. It's a matter of getting everything the way we want for racing and the big GSX-R1000 Superbike is ready to race.

“I've enjoyed this week getting back out on the TT Circuit and I feel comfortable and confident on the TAS Racing bikes; everyone is doing their job and we're happy, so let's hope it all comes together on Saturday.”

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Pete - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 11:49 AM

Very best of luck Guy,it's looking like you have a really good chance this year.I think everyone is looking forward to a close and exciting Superbike race tomorrow.Watched the pre-race programmes on ITV 4 and their coverage for the event looks good too,so cheers to them for that.

MM - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 5:38 PM

I agree that ITV4 has done a good job, with some excellent documentaries to kick things off and get us in the mood. I sent them a brief email to congratulate them on their coverage because positive feedback may have some influence on the extent of their support for the TT in future. Credit should be given where it's due.

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