Guy Martin's Land Speed Record Attempt Postponed
The latest challenge road racer turned TV personality Guy Martin has set his sights on is the land speed record, which has stood since 2010. It was announced this week, however that the daring plan has been postponed until next year following Martin's high-speed crash at the Ulster Grand Prix last week.
The racer suffered a broken sternum and vertebrae and for health and safety reasons he cannot attempt the feat originally planned to happen at the end of this month, despite having already signed himself out of hospital with every plan of going back to work as soon as possible.
The record attempt will now take place in 2016 where the rider and the Triumph team will head to the Salt Flats in America for the occasion. A spokesman for Triumph said: 'We're obviously concerned with the news that Guy has sustained injuries as a result of his crash in last week's Dundrod 150 race. While in true form, Guy has signed himself out of hospital this week, we all feel that given his injuries it won't be possible to complete the required testing prior to attempting to take the record this year.'
The current record sits at a mind blowingly fast 376.363mph and it is evident the team believe Guy Martin is the man to beat that speed with his renowned dare devil nature and thrill seeking tendencies. The date for the rescheduled record attempt has yet to be announced; however we're sure when it does roll around it will certainly be one to watch!
14.08.2015 - MCE Insurance