Live from Bonneville: Guy Martin's Land Speed record attempt comes to an abrupt end

Published: 18 September 2016

We’re in sunny Utah today to bear witness to Guy Martin’s land speed record attempt. 

Keep checking back for live updates to find out how Guy is getting on.

Crash puts end to Guy's Land Speed record hopes

LSR Day two: Minor tumble causes further delay

Just as it looked hopeful for a speed run, the Streamliner fell over while being towed on the salt. Guy's fine. It's not clear yet if the team will attempt another run today. But tomorrow is another day...

Check out our gallery from the Salt Flats here

Is this the sign of an actual practice run and record attempt...hopefully!

UK current time, 5.11pm, Guy will be doing a TEST RUN in an hour from now. Watch this space.

LSR day two: Guy practices emergency exit for officials...

According to FIM regulations Guy has to prove he can evacuate the Triumph Infor Rocket streamliner in under 30 seconds in order for officials to allow the speed record attempt to go ahead. 

No Land Speed Record attempt for Guy today:

Due to adverse weather conditions Guy Martin was unable to attempt the fastest Land Speed Record with the Triumph Motorcycles Rocket Streamliner, read more here

Waiting for the salt to harden and wind to slow down:

Utah, Bonneville Salt Flats - 6AM - Perfect weather conditions for a Land Speed Record attempt:

Outside the casinos in Nevada:

Arrival: First look at the Salt Flats...

The world record attempt details:

After being forced to miss the attempt last year due to injuries sustained at the Ulster GP, Guy has returned more determined than ever to try and smash current 376.363mph record and hopefully be the first person to break the 400mph barrier.

The two engines of the Triumph Infor Rocket streamliner will help him on the way. Using two 2.3 litre, methanol fuelled Triumph Rocket III motors that are highly modified with reduced capacity to allow the streamliner to compete in the 3 litre class, the streamliner pushes out a mighty 1000bhp.

The streamliner breaks from the normal tradition through being the first to be constructed from a full carbon-fibre monocoque structure meaning that the component parts can be bolted on directly, saving precious weight while maximising strength.