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Guy Martin optimistic after positive day one at UIster GP

'Front row is good and we can build on that in the morning qualifying session for Saturday's Superbike races, as I'm sure the times will get quicker from everyone' - Guy Martin
Guy Martin made it two Tyco Suzuki machines on the front row of the grid for today's Dundrod 150 Superbike race after setting the third fastest time during qualifying on Wednesday.

The Dundrod 150 meeting in Northern Ireland is a warm-up event to Saturday's main Ulster Grand Prix showdown - the final major international road race of the season.

Martin's team-mate, Conor Cummins, claimed pole position in the glorious sunshine at the 7.4-mile circuit with a speed of 129.429mph.

Ulsterman Michael Dunlop was just over half a second adrift, with Martin third quickest at 128.948mph.

The larger than life Lincolnshire rider, hugely popular with the fans, was feeling positive after his start to the 2012 Ulster GP meeting.

"Steady away today but all good and we're going in the right direction," said Martin.

"Front row is good and we can build on that in the morning qualifying session for Saturday's Superbike races, as I'm sure the times will get quicker from everyone.

"We'll sleep on that one, but a good start overall.”

Tyco Suzuki team principal, Phillip Neill, added: "Obviously it's early days but it's great to see both Conor and Guy get off to a positive start.

"It is especially nice to see Conor achieve his first pole position since joining us this year and having some horrible luck so far.

"If the weather remains dry and sunny, as is forecast, we are certainly in for some very close racing, and with our riders in the mix we are obviously hopeful of putting the GSX-R machinery on the rostrum."



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kickstart250 - Unregistered

August 09, 2012 7:02 PM

Good luck to all the riders! Sunshine in this **** summer, take advantage and give us some top racing. Hope Guy & Conner have a good weekend as they both deserve it. Stay safe tho!



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