Guy Martin’s attempt to break the Land Speed Record is halted

Guy Martin’s attempt to break the Land Speed Record is halted

Weather Postpone event on the Salt Flats in Utah this week

 

Triumph Motorcycles have confirmed that the current stage of its land speed record attempt has been postponed due to the course conditions at Bonneville in Utah USA. Piloted by TT star Guy Martin the Triumph In for Rocket Streamliner will return to the salt flats attempting to beat the current 376.8mph record speed on an 11 mile-long course.

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The famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah

Rain at the start of the week has continued to affect the team’s running during the last seven days. While track inspections have shown that conditions improved,  it has not been possible to create the constancy across the full eleven mile course required for the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to safely conduct a Land Speed Record attempt..

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Picture Caption: guymartinracing.co.uk

“I know people will be disappointed at this news, but the safety of the rider, Guy Martin, and the wider team supporting the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has to be our prime consideration. The course conditions on the salt flats have forced us to wait for another window of opportunity,” commented Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller.

The team will look to resume its record attempt once conditions will allow.


For further updates on the progress of the world land speed record attempt, please visit www.Triumph.co.uk or follow the official Triumph Motorcycles social media channels.


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