Guy Martin wins Ulster GP

...but Dunlops also take wins along with Farquhar, Morgan and Anstey

Posted: 13 August 2012
by Visordown News

Guy Martin on the Superbike at the Ulster GP

GUY Martin won the main Superbike race at the Ulster GP.

Martin, riding the TAS Suzuki GSX-R1000, lead for the first four laps but was caught by Michael Dunlop. Dunlop crashed on the penultimate lap gifting Martin the win. It wasn't all doom and gloom for Dunlop who fought back to take the win in the second Superbike race.

Martin had opted for a 17" Pirelli treaded Supercorsa front and not the more common 16.5" Slick, he averaged 131.453mph.

William Dunlop won the first Supersport race of the day, Bruce Anstey took the second. Supertwin expert Ryan Farquhar took the Supertwin win, Michael Dunlop won the Superstock 1000s and Davy Morgan clinched the 250 race.

Pirelli Racing Manager Jason Griffiths commented, “It’s been a very pleasing debut for our 17 inch Superbike material - a win in the feature race at the Ulster! Guy used a Diablo Supercorsa front tyre on the Superbike to test a new compound with great results while Connor used 16.5 slicks as used by Alistair Seeley to win at the NW200. Congratulations also to Lee Johnston on a great Supersport podium today and his Dundrod 150 wins on the Millsport Ducati. We give thanks to the organisers for a day of close racing in front of a huge crowd at the legendary Dundrod road course.”

Ulster GP results

SUPERSTOCK

1. M Dunlop
2. I Lougher
3.
G Martin

SUPERSPORT RACE 1

1. W Dunlop
2.
B Anstey
3.
L Johnston

SUPERTWINS

1. R Farquhar
2.
J Hamilton
3.
R Mountord

250cc Race

1. D Morgan
2.
S Elliott
3.
K Strowger

ULSTER GRAND PRIX SUPERBIKE RACE

1. G Martin
2.
G Johnson
3.
C Cummins

SUPERSPORT RACE 2

1. B Anstey
2.
W Dunlop
3.
C Cummins

SUPERBIKE RACE 2

1. M Dunlop
2.
G Martin
3.
C Cummins


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What a great Guy ! Very pleased for him.

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 16:22

Well done Guy but Michael Dunlop won the second superbike and there are two Superbike races at the Ulster, there is no main superbike race?
So lets not forget him, well done Michael!

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:18

The first s/bike race is the "main" race. The prize money being significantly higher also reflects this. Expensive crash for MD losing out on a 4k prize money as he would have surely won had he stayed on. Unlucky but thats racing.

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:31

Mickey D had two slipped discs and couldn't hardly walk and still beat Martin so who was the true rider of the meeting??? Martin had to get something he's done nothing all year, always the bridesmaid.

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 18:16

I stand corrected, same bikes same riders, didn't know the money was different between the two races :-(

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 12:03

Spend a lot of time road racing do you Hugh? I'm just wondering like. Given that Guy had a shocker TT wise. Through NO fault of his own. And Wasn't at the NW200 because Tyco opted to go with Alistair Seeley due to his record round there. That left him the Southern 100, and the Manx GP.

I think he's done amazing considering the crash at Ballagarey 2 years ago. And for the record, Mickey D is a legend imo. The boy simply doesn't understand the concept of riding for the points.

But, no, you are right, he's clearly not trying and is all washed up...

*walks off shaking head at the sheer arrogance of it*

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 23:49

Spend much time there yourself Pagik?

Guy was at the Nw200 and crashed and was not declared fit to continue for the rest of the day.

Hes done well, front runner for the most part. Great racer but Mickey D was the fastest round the dundrod circuit. Top speeds went to him for all 3 big bike races.

Lets maybe try not to destroy the icons of our own sport for a change. My only complaint to guy martin is his dodgy actions at the cookstown 100 regarding yellow flags but as #77 said, this is road racing and not the f1. Carry on lads - True legends.

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 17:31

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