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Ulster Grand Prix: Unstoppable Martin seals superb treble

Guy Martin takes the man of the meeting plaudits at the Ulster Grand Prix with a brilliant hat-trick at Dundrod, winning both Superbike races and the opening Supersport event
Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin rounded off a dominant day at the Ulster Grand Prix with a commanding victory in the second Superbike race to wrap up a treble.

Martin, who earlier beat Honda TT Legends rider Michael Dunlop in the feature Superbike race at Dundrod, hit the front and was never seriously troubled as he pulled away on the GSX-R1000 to seal a convincing victory in race two.

William Dunlop had been holding second position on the Milwaukee Yamaha machine but pulled out on the last lap with machine trouble, handing the runner-up spot to Bruce Anstey on the Padgett's HM Plant Honda.

Martin said: “I'm over the moon with that today. What a way to seal the deal for next year with the Tyco Suzuki boys and well deserved for everyone involved.

"The Superbike was quick in the Ulster Grand Prix race but just started moving about a little towards the end, so we made a few changes and yeah… it was peachy, just peachy."

Anstey finished four seconds down on Martin and three seconds ahead of Conor Cummins from Ramsey, who finished on the podium in third place on the second Milwaukee Yamaha.

Cummins was followed by Lee Johnston on the East Coast Honda and Jamie Hamilton (Vauxhall KMR Kawasaki).

Martin also won the first Supersport race in wet conditions from Bruce Anstey in addition to his brace in the Supersport class.

He is now the fourth most successful rider ever at the event with 11 wins at Dundrod, including seven victories in the Superbike division and four in the Supersport category.

The Ulster Grand Prix rounds off the major international road racing season although the Scarborough Gold Cup event is still to come in September at Oliver's Mount plus the Macau Grand Prix in the Far East in November.



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