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guy martin set for land speed record bid

Motorcycle racer Guy Martin will attempt to set a new land speed world record later this week on a purpose-built 400mph bike. Martin will ride a Triumph streamliner as he tries to break the current motorcycle world record of 376.36mph on Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.

During practice sessions over the summer, the bike became the fastest to be built by Triumph as the Grimsby-born TT star achieved a speed of 274.2mph.

“Everyone was dead happy,” said Martin at the time, “but that’s just one step to where we want to be. The current record is 376.36mph, so a way to go yet.”

BDN wishes him well.

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