Due to the injuries sustained by Guy Martin in last week’s Ulster Grand Prix, the Triumph Land Speed Record team has confirmed its decision to postpone the planned attempt until 2016. Although the Lincolnshire racer, true to form, has checked himself out of the hospital this week, despite suffering from fractured vertebrae, sternum and a number of ribs – as well as an injured right hand – Triumph feels that Martin will not be physically ready to perform the rigors of testing required prior to the land speed record attempt.
“We’re obviously concerned with the news that Guy has sustained injuries as a result of his crash in last week’s Dundrod 150 race,” said Triumph in a released statement, “Guy is a unique talent and having such a pilot for our Rocket motorcycle is absolutely central to our attempt. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and will confirm a new date for our 2016 bid as soon as we can.”
For those who haven’t seen Martin’s massive crash, look on and marvel that he is already out of the hospital.