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Martin closing on maiden TT win

Guy Martin claims a pair of podiums in the Supersport and Superstock Isle of Man TT races for Relentless by TAS Suzuki.
Guy Martin added another two podiums to his Isle of Man TT tally after scoring third place finishes in the Supersport and Superstock races.

The Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider, who retired from a podium position in the first Superbike race, looked to be out of luck in the Supersport event after he crashed early on. However, a red flag and a full restart would enable him to get back into race, a second chance he capitalised on to take the new GSX-R600 to third place.

Returning to the GSX-R1000 for the Superstock event, Martin battled it out for the lead initially, but would lose ground to eventual winner Michael Dunlop, before dropping behind John McGuinness into third.

Nonetheless, while Martin is frustrated not to have won yet, he was otherwise pleased with his and Relentless by TAS Suzuki's performances thus far.

“I couldn't have taken the little 600 round there any faster. When Cameron blew up in front of me I thought it was going to end in tears for both of us. I hit the kerb trying to get round him, but a podium is a good effort for us. We'll change a few things and see what we can do on Wednesday.

“In the Superstock race the early grip and stability were great and the bike was just mega. The whole job was coming easy enough and I wasn't having to hang it out anywhere and I wasn't bouncing off any kerbs! I started to struggle a little bit in the latter stages with grip and stability – what you'd expect I suppose – so I was just glad to get it home on the podium. It's not a shabby job at all.

“I haven't won one yet but it'll come. This is a proper team effort and all the Relentless Suzuki by TAS boys are a great bunch of lads.”

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Kiyo Rulz - Unregistered

June 07, 2011 6:17 PM

He doesn't promote himself as the 'poor boy', he is the people's champion because he is a great character and we all like him. Here's hoping that Guy will get a win soon.

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