Triumph Motorcycles’ Land Speed record run hits a bump, Martin crashes due to a damp section

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Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner - Record Run

Triumph Motorcycles’ Land Speed record run has hit an unexpected bump after a crash on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The conditions were good for the speed run and the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner, piloted by renowned TT racer Guy Martin, had a good start. The Streamliner, however, lost traction on a damp section which resulted in the rear of the machine to step out of line. Luckily, Martin escaped unhurt but the streamliner will require a full inspection before any further runs.

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An official statement released by the British marque said:

“Tricky course conditions at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats have once again proved challenging during the latest stage of the Triumph Motorcycles Land Speed Record attempt. With clear sun and virtually no wind rider Guy Martin set off from mile marker 9 to record his FIM-required certification run.

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Setting off smoothly Guy was making good power in mile one when the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner lost traction on a damp section of the salt surface, causing the rear of the machine to step out of line and the streamliner to go down on the course. Guy was completely uninjured in the incident, however the streamliner will now require a full inspection before any further runs can take place.”

We hope the record run is back on track and we see Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner and Martin race their way on the legendary salt flats soon. Meanwhile, let us know your views about the record run through the comments section.

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