Mu­gen podium only bonus in a dis­mal two weeks

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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

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