Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed that the Land Speed World Record attempt will take place mid-September, 2016 at the famous Bonneville salt flats, weather permitting.
The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner for the record run will be piloted by renowned TT racer Guy Martin who will attempt to beat the current 376.8mph record speed on an 11 mile-long course. Despite having a good course surface for testing the team felt that the salt wasn’t yet fully capable of supporting a top-speed streamliner run. In consultation with FIM course manager Mike Cook, the team are targeting the September dates as the best possible opportunity for the optimal course conditions required for the record attempt.
The practice week, which ended with the 274.2mph run on Tuesday, August 9, demonstrated that both the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner and rider Guy Martin are ready for the task ahead. Martin’s first week in the streamliner saw him master the controls of the 1,000bhp streamliner very quickly – achieving all of the goals set by Crew Chief and Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller and his team.
Speaking about the record run, Triumph Motorcycles India Managing Director Vimal Sumbly said, “All eyes are on Guy Martin and on the mid of September now. He has been working very hard and already has set the record of riding the fastest Triumph on the salt. We take this opportunity to wish him luck and hope he returns Triumphant.”