Team Suzuki Press Office - July 14.
Guy Martin took his debut victory in Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing colours on Wednesday evening in the Senior Race at the Southern 100 meeting on the Isle of Man.
The Lincolnshire man has never hidden the fact that the Southern 100 is his favourite meeting of the year, so it was a fitting reward for both his and the TAS Racing team's efforts so far this season to take win number one on the Island.
"I'm not a man who is ever happy with second place. No one remembers the losers so tonight's job was what we have been looking for. I got a good start and led on every lap but Michael was close enough at the finish. The one that matters is the Solo Championship race. On Wednesday we just cleaned the flies off the big GSX-R and tipped some fuel into it. It's a pity about the 600 race getting stopped but we'll get another go at it tomorrow. Yeah the job's a good 'un."
Philip Neill - Team Manager:
"We saw the potential with Guy on GSX-R machinery straight away and his consistent results have confirmed how well he is gelling with the bikes and the team. It's fantastic to see him secure his first win for TAS Racing. The Southern is a great event and a bit of a wind-down opportunity for us without any particular pressure. We know how much Guy loves competing there and we're pleased to be able to support the event and will do whenever possible in the future. Let's hope we can continue this run of success with Guy and indeed for the rest of the season."
Senior Race Results [6 laps]: 1 Guy Martin [Relentless by TAS Suzuki] 13mins 53.653; 2 Michael Dunlop [Kawasaki] 13mins 53.700; 3 Ryan Farquhar [Kawasaki] 14mins 14.938; 4 Conor Cummins [Kawasaki] 14mins 21.714; 5 Dan Kneen [Kawasaki] 14mins 23.750; 6 Russ Mountford [Honda] 14mins 24.376.
Guy's Southern 100 Race Schedule:
Thursday 14th July:
11.10am - S&S Motors' 600cc Race [8 Laps]
3.00pm - Manx Gas Solo Championship Race [9 Laps]
8.30pm - Open Air Presentation in Castletown Market Square.