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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.

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Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
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Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
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Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson

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