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Ulster GP: Guy Martin supreme in Dundrod 150 feature race

Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin scored a narrow win over Bruce Anstey in the Dundrod 150 Superbike race to begin his quest for more Ulster Grand Prix glory in style
Guy Martin maintained his magnificent record at the Ulster Grand Prix as the Tyco Suzuki star wrapped up victory in the Dundrod 150 Superbike race on Thursday evening.

Martin, who started from pole position, led for much of the race but was hounded by Valvoline Padgetts Honda rider Bruce Anstey throughout the five laps, with Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR never quite able to land a blow on the leaders.

Anstey shadowed Martin over the first three laps before making his move on lap four to hit the front for the first time, but Martin was quickly back in control, leading once more on the final circuit at the Deer's Leap.

The Kirmington man posted the fastest speed of the race at 133.313mph to stay one step ahead of Anstey as he began his preparations for the main bill on Saturday in perfect style.

Martin's winning margin at the flag was only 0.242 seconds over Anstey, with Dunlop 2.459 seconds adrift of the winner in third.

Dean Harrison clinched a superb fourth place on the RC Express Kawasaki, with the top six completed by Lee Johnston on the Pirtek Honda and Tyco Suzuki's William Dunlop.

Newcomer Peter Hickman was an impressive seventh on the Ice Valley BMW Superstock machine, coming home ahead of Steve Mercer, Ian Hutchinson and Dan Kneen.

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Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki at the Ulster Grand Prix
Glenn Irwin and Christian Elkin with Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, and Supertwins race sponsors Maxwell Freight
Steve Plater with Bruce Charman of Prime Factors
Guy Martin celebrates winning the Solo Championship race with Dan Kneen andIvan Lintin
Guy Martin at the Southern 100
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
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
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT

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