Ulster Grand Prix
Since Guy Martin joined Relentless Suzuki, his performance in the road racing world has been impressive.
And Martin finished his debut season with Relentless Suzuki over the weekend at the Ulster Grand Prix, which is coined as the “World’s Fastest Road Race.”
During the Ulster Grand Prix in Northern Ireland, Martin won the second Superbike race after taking second in the first Superbike race aboard the GSX-R1000.
Earlier that Saturday, Guy Martin posted second place in the Superstock race after a nip-and-tuck battle with eventual winner Michael Dunlop. Martin also posted fourth-and-fifth-placed finishes on the all-new GSX-R600 Suzuki in the Ulster Grand Prix Supersport encounters.
Attached above is some hi-res wallpaper, highlighting Guy Martin’s performance at the 2011 Ulster Grand Prix.
Guy Martin (Relentless Suzuki GSX-R1000 Superbike) says: “I’m a ‘Happy Camper’ now I’ve got that win. After the first Superbike race, where I was just concentrating on trying to win on the road, I knew what I had to do in the last race and watch my board.
“It’s not ideal to take the checkered flag and lose; by ‘eck it’s bizarre if I’m honest, but those are the rules. I just couldn’t shake Keith off in the first race and it let Bruce gain time as he had clear track from the front of the second group. The other races were good enough… we weren’t far off in the Superstock Ulster GP race either. No one remembers a loser but everyone remembers the last winner of the year at the Internationals, so a good job all round from the team. Proper order… I’m well happy!”
Philip Neill (Relentless Suzuki Team Manager) says: “I have to admit I’m relieved that’s over. After a successful qualifying and having had Thursday’s Superbike race virtually in the bag before the red flag; then losing out in today’s first Superbike race on corrected time was a bit hard to take on-board. Yes, we were licking our wounds and feeling a ‘tad hard-done-by’, but that’s no disrespect to Bruce or the Padgett’s’ team. They just made the best of the bizarre rules that we normally see at national road races but really shouldn’t come into-play at an International event.
“For Guy to then produce such a thrilling and dominant display in the final Superbike race is testament to his guts and determination and the victory was justice in our eyes. Both he and Michael Dunlop were also in a class of their own in the Superstock race, and although Guy was visibly-faster through the corners, Michael had a bit of an advantage on the straights – but what a race? It was a difficult day with the weather but the organisers did a good job and I’m sure it will make great viewing on TV.”
Right click Ulster Grand Prix wallpaper to download or click motorcycle thumbnail to view.