Guy Martin to attempt world land speed record

Road racer will try to top 376mph in 1000hp Triumph streamliner

Guy Martin to attempt world land speed record

GUY Martin is to attempt to ride a 1000hp Triumph streamliner at over 376mph in a world land speed record attempt.

The North Lincolnshire road racer has been confirmed today as Triumph’s rider in a Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) streamlined motorcycle world record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US, this month.

He will try to beat the current record of 376.63mph, riding a purpose-built 25-foot streamliner powered by two turbo-charged methanol-fuelled Triumph Rocket III engines.

The Isle of Man TT racer and television personality said: “I can’t wait to take the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner onto the salt at Bonneville for the first time this summer. The Triumph engineers have built an amazing machine, giving us the very best chance to beat the two-wheeled land speed record.”