TV star and road racer Guy Martin has become the fastest Triumph-powered man after taking the Infor Rocket Streamliner to 274.2mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of his attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record.
Just after 8.30am, Martin and the team set off on the first run of the day, after a steady start, Martin accelerated the sleek looking streamliner to the record, rewriting Triumph history in the process.
Just after the two mile marker Martin came to a controlled stop near to the team’s base camp to be greeted by the news that he had broken the 46-year-old Triumph record.
“It’s good and we are moving in the right direction, but it is just one step on the way to what me and team are here to do,” he said.
Today’s record run is further proof of Martin’s growing confidence on the salt and commitment to breaking the World two wheeled Land Speed record. Throughout the week Martin has continued to impress everyone within the team with the speed in which he has been able to master the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the salt.
Each time Martin has sat in the streamliner on the salt he has been able to achieve the goals set by Crew Chief and the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller and his team with the required level of control.
Martin is aiming to break the absolute record, held by Rocky Robinson since 2010 riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner, at 376.363mph.