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Guy Martin secure victory in main Ulster GP Superbike race

Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin secures eighth Ulster Grand Prix success in premier Superbike race at Dundrod as Michael Dunlop crashes out without injury
Guy Martin seized his first major international victory of 2012 in a dramatic Superbike race after Michael Dunlop crashed on the penultimate lap.

Tyco Suzuki's Martin and Dunlop on his Honda Fireblade had been contesting the lead when the young Ulsterman lost the front end on lap six of seven at the hairpin.

That left Martin out on his own and he wrapped up victory in the main Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race by a significant margin over Gary Johnson on Clive Padgett's Honda.

Manx rider Conor Cummins took third to make it two Tyco Suzuki machines on the rostrum as he crossed the line in a comfortable third place from Bruce Anstey on the second of Padgett's Honda machines.

Martin, who was also a winner in the Superbike class at Dundrod in 2011, was toasting his eighth career triumph at the Ulster GP.

The popular Lincolnshire rider has a superb record at Dundrod, where he won four races in a day on the AIM Yamaha machines in 2006.

Martin was always prominent in the race, leading for most of the first five laps until Dunlop came through to put the English star under pressure.

Dunlop took the lead at the start of the sixth lap but Martin forced his way back to the front at Joey's Windmill.

As the flying duo approached the hairpin for the penultimate time, Dunlop appeared to tuck the front end of his Honda, leaving Martin in the clear.

Dunlop is nursing a sore back after suffering two slipped discs last month.

He passed a medical after his crash and will compete in the final two races of the day, the second Supersport and Superbike events.



Related Pictures

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Guy Martin at the Ulster Grand Prix
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
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.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.
William Dunlop on the IC Racing Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the bottom of the Barregarrow during TT practice.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgett`s Honda RC213V-S during Isle of Man TT practice.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgett`s Honda RCV213V-S during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Fireblade.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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fireblade - Unregistered

August 13, 2012 12:22 AM

stfu tasman conor done great at ugp 3 podiums after his injuries from tt 2010 i never thought he would be on bike again never mind podium again and he also got hit and wrecked his hand at nw200 fair play to him he had a good ugp and he will only be better for next season if he had better bikes as tas bikes arnt really the dogs **** their made out to be



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