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Ulster Grand Prix: Confident Martin happy with Superbike set-up

'We never had to make one change to the Superbike all day from our base setting and we had no real issues' - Guy Martin
Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin is more than satisfied with his setting on the GSX-R1000 Superbike ahead of today's Dundrod 150 feature race at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix.

Martin took pole position during mixed weather in practice on Wednesday with a speed of 115.083mph, with William Dunlop on the Milwaukee Yamaha, Bruce Anstey (Padgett's HM Plant Honda) and Honda TT Legends rider Michael Dunlop the top four.

The Lincolnshire rider excels at Dundrod, where he famously won four races in a day on the AIM Yamaha machines in 2006.

Last year, he won the blue riband Superbike race after Michael Dunlop slid off at the hairpin on the penultimate lap as the pair disputed the lead.

Martin revealed he almost collided with a touring rider on the approach to the fast Deer's Leap section of the circuit after he became unsighted.

“The team did a great job getting me out on track nice and early and it was steady away boy,” said the 31-year-old.

“We never had to make one change to the Superbike all day from our base setting and we had no real issues apart from that scare with the touring rider.

“The GSX-R600 also felt mint and we were top of the qualifying until the final lap. All good so far, we just need conditions to be either wet or dry and not in between so we can get on with it tomorrow.”

Martin also qualified third fastest in the first practice session for the Supersport machines, with William Dunlop quickest from brother Michael.

Final practice takes place today, with four races also planned as part of the support programme of Dundrod 150 races, which includes a Superbike showdown involving all the top names.

The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix proper takes place on Saturday.

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