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Martin confident of victory challenge at NW200

'I'm happy enough as I think the little Suzuki is good enough to do the business if we get the right conditions on Saturday' - Guy Martin
Guy Martin claimed Tyco Suzuki's maiden international road racing podium of the season as the Lincolnshire rider finished in third place in the first Supersport race on Thursday evening.

Martin led the race in the wet on the opening lap but was unable to match the pace of Michael Dunlop in the early stages, who went on to finish as the runner-up behind Alastair Seeley.

He then powered through from 15th place on the grid in the Superstock event to claim a fine fourth on his GSX-R1000.

“The Supersport race was run in really iffy conditions, but the bike was good and very strong. I led on the first lap but once [Michael] Dunlop came past I just wasn't prepared to give any more in the early laps on really wet roads.

“Seeley also got me from the second group on corrected time but I'm happy enough as I think the little Suzuki is good enough to do the business if we get the right conditions on Saturday,” said Martin.

“In the Superstock race, if someone had told me before the race started that we'd get fourth from 15th on the grid, I'd have ripped their arm off for it.

“I got past Seeley in the race at one point and should probably have done more, but we were a little out with the gearing and struggling to slipstream.

“In saying that, the bike is strong and it's another step forward,” he added.

“We can be up there fighting on Saturday in this class also.”



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Guy Martin, Tyco Suzuki
Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Sidecar crew Ian and Carl Bell
Andrew Soar.
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Senior TT.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
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 o the Team Traction Control Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha in the second Monster Energy Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
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.
Michael Dunlop on the Street Sweep Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT.
James Hillier on the Muc-Off Quattro Plant Kawasaki.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the Isle of Man TT

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