Mugen podium only bonus in a dismal two weeks
Guy Martin made no secret of the fact that his aim in making a return to TT racing was winning a superbike race but he wasn’t able to enjoy the consolation of a win in any of the other classes he was competing in this year.
Although he was forced to withdraw from the Supersport race due to his wrist injury, Guy never looked like a contender throughout practice. Fourteenth place on the timesheets on the Wilson
Craig Honda was 4mph slower than William Dunlop’s quickest qualifying lap.
The Lincolnshire ace was just 1mph slower than Mugen teammate Bruce Anstey in the Zero TT qualifying but at 108 and 109mph both men were well down on race pace. The greater electric bike experience of the veteran Kiwi saw Anstey win Friday’s single lap encounter by 42 seconds from Martin.
It was Guy’s 17th TT podium finish but again, it was not on the step he was looking for.
Guy couldn’t match Anstey’s pace