ISLE OF MAN TT THRILLS AGAIN IN 2015
Arguably the most intense motorsports event is the Isle of Man TT held each year in the UK. Motorcycles reach incredible speeds as the riders risk it all on the island’s roads. Guy Martin, a legend at IOMTT riding for the TYCO/BMW/VP Racing Fuels team, joined the illustrious 132mph club.
Guy Martin closed his 2015 Isle of Man TT campaign with Tyco BMW by finishing fourth in Friday’s record-breaking Blue Riband Senior TT, which saw the Lincolnshire man join the superb elite 132mph club, and set a new sector time record.
The restarted Senior TT was reduced to just four laps and on the second lap, pitting for fuel, Guy posted the second quickest ever time recorded at the Isle of Man TT with a lap of 132.398mph, just two seconds slower than race winner and new outright lap record holder John McGuinness.
Such was the pace in the perfect conditions, Guy’s lap time was slightly bettered by two of his rivals thereafter, but the ‘TT 132mph Club’ now only includes five riders, leaving the Tyco BMW man and his S1000RR as the fourth fastest rider and machine combination around the Mountain Circuit.
Guy said afterwards:
“I was with Hutchy on the road and thought he was challenging for the win, which possibly cost me a good shot at third place, as I didn’t want to start dicing with him and messing up his race.
But no excuses, we were beaten on the day by the better man, but my bike was just mint. There are places we could improve of course, but from Ramsey to the start-finish – there wasn’t a better bike on the circuit.”