Triumph record attempt set for September

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After achieving a top speed of 274.2mph during their practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Triumph have confirmed they will return in September to attempt to set a new motorcycle land speed world record with Guy Martin.

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Guy will attempt to break the current record of 376.8mph in the 1,000bhp carbon kevlar Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner.

After the successful practice session the team consulted with FIM course manager Mike Cook and agreed mid-September would offer the best opportunity for optimal course conditions.

Crew Chief and Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller commented: "We achieved a great deal during our test week at Bonneville and feel we are in a great position to move ahead with our record attempt. Guy settled into the streamliner very quickly and impressed us with the speed in which he mastered both the motorcycle and riding on the salt. 

"While conditions were some of the best I have seen over the last few years, we feel there is still some room for improvement. When chasing a record such as this on two wheels the conditions have to be the very best they can be, to give us the greatest chance of achieving the speeds we require to set a new record. We feel that waiting a few further weeks will provide us with even better conditions and put us in the ideal position to make our record attempt."

 

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

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