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Guy Martin's progress thwarted on finals laps of Superbike TT

'On those first two laps we'd no real problems worth mentioning but after the pit stop we had a couple of small issues that dropped us off the pace' - Guy Martin
Tyco Suzuki star Guy Martin's chances of a podium finish in the Superbike TT were thwarted during the second pit-stop.

Martin had been holding third place behind race leader and eventual winner John McGuinness and Cameron Donald, but slipped into Anstey's clutches in the closing stages of the race.

The Lincolnshire rider was unable to change to a new rear tyre during the second pit-stop as a result of a spindle problem and he was left to complete the final two laps of the race on a worn Pirelli.

“On those first two laps we'd no real problems worth mentioning but after the pit stop we had a couple of small issues that dropped us off John and Cameron's pace,” he said.

“By the time the rear wheel spindle caused a problem we were out of the race for the win and I just rode it to the finish.

“The general handling and performance of the new GSX-R1000 is very good. I know I can do the speeds, as we proved on that first lap and the team can do the business, so we're still in with a chance in the Senior [next Friday].

“We've come here well prepared, but you can't test for the TT at Kirkistown on Almeria,” added Martin.

“The only place you can do that is here on the TT course, so we can use what we learned today and apply it for Friday.”



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Guy Martin in the pits during the Superbike TT
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Michael Rutter and John McGuinness during the pre-event press conference ahead of the 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during the Classic Superbike race at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey won the Lightweight race at the Classic TT on the Padgetts Honda RS250.
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during practice for the Classic TT.
Tyco BMW`s Ian Hutchinson
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Daley Mathison were the top three in the SES TT Zero race.
Bruce Anstey won the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on his Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at Ballacrye

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Nick - Unregistered

June 04, 2012 3:31 PM

@ Binza He is a 13 time podium finisher & a TT road racing star. He has 3 more chances to win this week. Guy certainly deserves a top ride on the island. I hope he wins one this week!! I think you type rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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