Guy Martin completes landmark treble at Isle of Man

Guy Martin flanked by runner-up Dan Kneen (left) and third-placed Ivan Lintin EMN-150714-092100002
Guy Martin flanked by runner-up Dan Kneen (left) and third-placed Ivan Lintin EMN-150714-092100002

Kirmington ace Guy Martin joined Joey Dunlop as the only rider to win the Southern 100 Solo Championship in the Isle of Man on Thursday for three straight years.

The Solo Championship victory gave Martin his second win of the meeting on his Tyco-sponsored BMW Motorrad S100RR Superbike. Allied to his second place in the re-arranged Corlett’s Trophy race made it a very successful Southern 100 meeting for the Lincolnshire rider.

After his narrow victory over Manxman Dan Kneen in the feature race, Martin said: “That is absolutely spot on and what a grand day to do it.

“The team was at Knockhill BSB last weekend and from there Mark (McCarville) came with my S1000RR in the back of a van and we’ve done the business.

“After leading every lap in the Corlett’s Trophy race we got mugged by 8/100ths of a second on the line for the win, so Mark and I got our heads together and made a couple of little changes and kept it steady.

“There were a lot of yellow flags out after Michael Dunlop crashed, but despite that, this is the best meeting of year.

“We led every lap of nine in the feature race and I’m delighted for everyone involved.

“The whole package: BMW Motorrad machinery, K-Tech Suspension and Metzeler tyres did us proud.”