Guy Martin is gearing up for an attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record on the salt flats of Bonneville in the US next month.
The existing record stands at 376.363mph, set by Rocky Robinson in 2010 on a Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner, and is the speed to beat for Martin who will ride a purpose-built 1,000bhp Triumph Rocket streamliner.
On Wednesday evening (8th July) Martin won the Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race at the Southern 100 on a Tyco BMW
and is relishing the test to break the world record with British manufacturer Triumph.
The famous road racer and television star has attempted various other speed records as part of his Channel 4 TV show 'Speed with Guy Martin'
and will aim to bring the motorcycle land speed record back to Britain for the first time in 45 years.
The bike which Martin plans to use in his record attempt is a 2015 Triumph Rocket streamliner which has a carbon Kevlar monocoque construction with two turbocharged Triumph Rocket III engines. The motorcycle is over 25 feet long, 2 feet wide and 3 feet tall and runs on methanol.
Final test runs are planned on the Bonneville salt flats later this month before the record attempt which is scheduled to take place between 23-27 August.