Following his crash whilst leading last night’s Dundrod 150 Superbike race, Guy Martin will take no further part in this year’s Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix. Guy is currently being treated for his injuries in a Belfast hospital, but we expect him to be released within the next few days.
It’s a huge disappointment for everyone at Tyco BMW, not least Guy himself, after putting his BMW Motorrad S1000RR machinery on pole position for both the Ulster Grand Prix Superstock and Superbike races tomorrow.
Team Manager Philip Neill explained: “Most importantly our thoughts are with Guy at this point in time, and although it is a real shame he will not be racing on Saturday – thankfully he will recover from his injuries and be up on his feet in a few days. As a matter of fact he is already talking about work on Monday!”
Recounting the past few days at Dundrod, where Guy was in tremendous form, Neill added: “Guy was feeling really comfortable on the BMW Motorrad machinery this week, and his double pole position and a best lap of 133.176mph during last night’s Dundrod 150 race, confirmed to us that he had a great chance of adding to his impressive tally around Dundrod.”
Speaking of the incident, Neill also said: “Guy was well aware that Bruce Anstey wasn’t that far behind and was eager to get a good run out of Ireland’s Corner to set him up for his favourite part of the track. Unfortunately he got caught out by the high-side, which has ended his Ulster Grand Prix for 2015, but full credit must go to the organisers for the improved safety measures at the circuit.”
Looking ahead, Neill concluded: “We still have a job to do tomorrow with William Dunlop, who has front row and second row starts in the Superstock and Superbike races to look forward to. He has been improving his pace throughout the week on the S1000RR, so we are looking for a positive finish to our international road racing season with Tyco Security Products and BMW Motorrad.”