RR »

Southern 100: Guy Martin crowned Solo champion

Guy Martin retained the Solo Championship title in the feature race at the Southern 100 with a hard-earned victory over Dean Harrison
Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin retained the Manx Gas Solo Championship in a record-breaking feature race at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

Martin halted Dean Harrison's winning streak as he clinched a hard-earned triumph by 0.6 seconds after nine laps of the 4.25-mile Billown circuit.

Harrison had the consolation of establishing a new outright lap record in perfect conditions, upping the tempo to 114.601mph.

Manx rider Dan Kneen rode magnificently to clinch the final place on the rostrum after dropping down the field when he ran on at Ballakeighan on lap two. James Cowton, Russ Mountford and Ryan Kneen completed the top six.

BMW star Michael Dunlop had been running in third place but the Ulsterman retired from the race on the S1000RR at the end of lap seven with a problem as he dropped to 25 seconds behind the leading pair.

Lincolnshire favourite Martin had the rub of the green on the penultimate lap when slower riders hampered Harrison, allowing the Suzuki rider to gain a slight advantage, which he managed to hold to the finish.

A jubilant Martin, who has now won the Solo title three times, said: “Backmarkers were the making of that race and I got lucky. I knew I had to make every move count because the backmarkers were coming thick and fast and I got straight past both of them.

“The boys have had a few late nights grafting so it's given them something back; It's mint, just mint.”

Harrison may have missed out on the victory spoils in the big race of the week, but the 25-year-old certainly left his mark on the event as he won five races in all.

The Bradford rider was victorious in the Corlett's Trophies 1000cc/600cc and Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior races on the RC Express Kawasaki ZX-10R and completed a double in the Supersport class on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha.

Harrison also won the second Supertwin race, getting the decision of the judges after crossing the line neck and neck with James Cowton.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Southern 100 2014 - Solo Champion - Guy Martin (apex-photos.com)
Guy Martin celebrates his Dundrod 150 Superbike win with the Tyco Suzuki team
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki at the Ulster Grand Prix
Tyco Suzuki`s Guy Martin at the Ulster Grand Prix
Guy Martin
Southern 100 2014 - Conrad Harrison Jason Crowe - Sidecar Champions  (apex-photos.com)
Lightweight Southern 100 - Dean Harrison Goes Underneath James Cowton  (Apex-Photos.com)
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
Dave Molyneux, Benjamin Binns at Southern 100 (Pic: apex-photos.com)
Michael Dunlop (Superbike) at Southern 100 (Pic: apex-photos.com)
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Michael Dunlop, Guy Martin and Conor Cummins on the Superbike TT podium
Tyco Suzuki rider Guy Martin at the North West 200
Martin Jessopp
Guy Martin
Martin Jessopp

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


notfastenuff

July 10, 2014 7:49 PM

Nice to see guy win the feature race, But the Guy and MD have had there ****s spanked by the young upstart this week. well done Dean a good weeks work (the old mans not slow either is he ) lol. Keep it up and stay safe.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.