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Guy Martin claims ninth Ulster Grand Prix victory

17 August 2013

Guy Martin has claimed his ninth Ulster Grand Prix victory after fending off Bruce Anstey in a thrilling last lap battle in the opening Supersport race at Dundrod.

Martin, who signed a new contract to remain with Northern Ireland team Tyco Suzuki in 2014, led for much of the race – held on wet but drying roads – with Kiwi Anstey in close contention on the Padgett's HM Plant Honda.

Michael Dunlop had been lying in third place on his PTR-prepared MD Racing Honda but was forced out with a problem around the half way point of the six-lap race.

Martin and Anstey broke away at the front and although the Honda rider managed to force his way into the lead on the final lap, Lincolnshire star Martin hit back to re-take the top spot and held on for a popular victory.

Lee Johnston denied Ian Lougher a rostrum finish as he seized third on his East Coast Honda on the final lap, with Lougher taking fourth ahead of Milwaukee Yamaha riders William Dunlop and Conor Cummins.

Cameron Donald on Wilson Craig's Honda was seventh with Ivan Lintin completing the top eight on his Kawasaki.