Kirmington rider Guy Martin claims Isle of Man TT podium

Guy Martin rides to third place in the Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT EMN-150615-154806002
Guy Martin rides to third place in the Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT EMN-150615-154806002

Guy Martin recorded a podium finish in the second Monster Energy Supersport TT on Wednesday when he finished the four-lap affair in third place.

Riding the factory-supported Smiths Triumph Daytona 675R; the Kirmington rider ran inside the top five from the very beginning and gradually moved his way up into the final podium position as the race wore on.

Aided by two 126mph-plus laps, as well as a slick pit-stop, the 33-year-old ace brought the British-built machine home nine seconds clear of James Hillier.

Martin said: “The bike worked a treat and to be fair, it’s better than the third place I gave it.

“I can’t fault the team at all and when Hutchy came past me, I tried to hang on to him but he’s riding so well.

“He started to pull away from me and was riding brilliantly so I just started to ride to my boards.

“I could see I was in third so rode my own race and just concentrated on securing the podium place.”

Martin rode to fourth place in the SES TT Zero Challenge on the Victory/Parker Racing electric bike, posting a creditable time of 20min 37.987 secs – 109.717mph – for the one-lap race to earn himself a bronze replica trophy.

The podium made up for disappointment in the first Supersport race last Monday when his podium hopes were dashed by a penalty for a marginal pit stop speed infringement, relegating him to fifth.

He also notched up a seventh-place finish in the Superstock, and a strong fourth in the Blue Riband Senior TT on Friday.