Guy Martin made all the right decisions in tricky weather conditions to take victory in the Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix meeting. The Relentless Suzuki rider made up for a controversial end to the earlier in the day which robbed him of the win.
Martin crossed the finish line first on the road but a “corrected timing” ruling handed the victory to Bruce Anstey but the Lincolnshire man fought back later in the day, leading every single lap.
“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 chequered 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 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!”
With second in the Superstock race behind Michael Dunlop, Martin completed another successful road racing meeting which pleased Team Manager Philip Neill.
“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.”