Guy Martin was in a philosophical mood after a mechanical problem prevented him from scoring a podium during the Isle of Man TT Superbike race.

Martin went into the race hoping to secure an elusive first TT win, but while he accepted he would not overhaul eventual winner John McGuinness following the round of pit-stops, he was in a comfortable second position heading into the latter stages.

However, a battery charge issue, brought on by a generator failure, on his Relentless by TAS Suzuki would scupper his chances. Nonetheless, Martin is ready to bounce back for the upcoming Supersport and Superstock races.

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"That was a disappointing end to what looked like a certain second place, but that's the TT boy, it can jump up and bite you. We got off to a great start and were well within striking distance of John on that opening lap. From there I just kept it steady and felt pretty comfortable. After the second stop I knew John was going to be near impossible to catch, but you gotta keep trying, and we were well in control in second place.

"As you probably saw by the TV footage, I was looking around the dash frantically trying to see what had gone wrong and when I got to Keppel Gate I knew the job was... well you know the rest. It's time to re-group and get the head in gear for Monday where we get two more chances. And we're well up for it... well up for it."