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Guy Martin seals Spring Cup treble for Tyco Suzuki

International road racing star Guy Martin won three races at the Spring Cup meeting at Scarborough to commence his 2014 season on a high
Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin made a victorious start to the 2014 road racing season at the Ian Watson Spring Cup meeting at Scarborough on Sunday.

The Kirmington rider fired off a treble, winning the feature Spring Cup race for the fourth time on the TAS Racing GSX-R1000 and completing his hat-trick at the Oliver's Mount circuit with victories in the Senior and Junior races.

Martin, who started from pole position, won the main race by almost four seconds from Ivan Lintin, with Dean Harrison third on the RC Express Kawasaki. East Coast Racing's Lee Johnston was fourth from James Cowton and Seamus Elliott.

His margin of victory in the Senior A race was 4.189s over Harrison in second, with Johnston finishing third.

Martin didn't make the best of starts in the Junior race on his GSX-R600 but battled through to pass Cowton on lap three and opened an advantage of five seconds on his way to another comfortable win. Harrison took the runner-up spot with Cowton third and Lintin next.

By lap three, Martin had worked his way into the lead on his 600cc Suzuki and never looked back, going on to win by 5.222 seconds from Harrison and Cowton, with Lintin, Elliott and Daley Mathison next.

Martin will miss the Cookstown 100 at the end of this month to compete in the Bol d'Or 24-Hour Endurance World Championship round at Magny-Cours in France.

Northern Ireland's Ryan Farquhar made his road racing return at Scarborough after coming out of retirement.

The KMR Kawasaki rider finished as the runner-up in both Supertwin 650 races behind Ivan Lintin and will now switch his focus to the Tandragee 100 in May prior to the North West 200.



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Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
Ivan Lintin on the RC Express Kawasaki Supertwin
Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT
Ben and Tom Birchall at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness in the TT Zero Challenge race on the Mugen
John McGuinness won the TT Zero Challenge race for Mugen
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT

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