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Guy Martin fifth in Superstock TT after DNF in Supersport event

'In the Superstock race I was in the hunt for a podium in the opening laps and had a good steady run, but we just weren't good enough today for the win' - Guy Martin
Guy Martin's fifth place finish in the Royal London 360 Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT on Monday went some way to making up for the disappointment of his DNF in the first Supersport event.

The Tyco Suzuki star, who finished fourth in the Superbike TT on Saturday after being forced to ride the final two laps on a worn rear Pirelli, pulled out of the Supersport race at the end of the first lap of four with a fuel pump issue on his GSX-R600.

Martin later lapped at 127.375mph in the Superstock event to seal fifth position for the Northern Ireland outfit behind John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Bruce Anstey.

“I wasn't quite sure what the problem was or how bad it was going to be until Cameron Donald came past me in the Supersport race and I just couldn't hang onto him,” Martin explained.

“The bike just wouldn't hold the revs, but that's the TT – the smallest of problems can cost you any chance of a podium.

“In the Superstock race I was in the hunt for a podium in the opening laps and had a good steady run, but we just weren't good enough today for the win.

“The boys did a great pit stop for me and the new rubber helped, but it just wasn't enough at the end,” he added.

“We get another go on Wednesday in the second Supersport race and then on Friday in the Senior so I'm still hopeful of nailing that first win.”

Martin's quest to fulfil his ambition of claiming a maiden triumph on the Mountain course is one of the enduring sagas of the famous races, where he is quickly establishing a reputation as the best rider never to have won a TT.

Related Pictures

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Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki at Signpost Corner
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.

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