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More International Road Race Victories During A Highly Productive Year Of Road Racing For Guy Martin

Guy Martin has secured more international road race victories during what has been a highly productive year of road racing for him.

The season began for the hugely popular rider at the Ian Watson spring cup road races at Oliver’s Mount. Eight times Scarborough gold cup winner Guy recorded three wins in a day which included feature spring cup race victory for the second year in succession.

Vauxhall international North West 200 was next on the horizon and opening supersport race saw the Tyco Suzuki by TAS rider produce one of his best ever performances around the triangle pushing Alastair Seeley all the way for race win as he achieved second place finish.

Eighth place finish in superstock race followed as Guy ended day one of racing at this years North West 200 in consistent style. Although best finish on day two of racing at the opening international road race of the season was only fifth position in feature superbike race it was still overall a good meeting for Guy as TT 2014 beckoned.

In recent years going into the worlds greatest road race the main questions always asked pre TT about the rider known for his go big or go home is can he will his first TT. Following a good practice week for him the answer to this question would soon be known as race week loomed on the horizon.

Dainese superbike race proved to be an absolute classic race with the lap record going three times. Throughout Guy was battling for second position with Conor Cummins, by the end of the six lap race he had recorded his first TT podium finish in two years finishing in second place.


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Supersport races would see sixth and tenth place finishes as reliability issues stopped Guy from securing top five finish in superstock race his only non finish of race week. The blue riband of every TT for many the senior TT saw the rider who made his debut on the most famous road racing circuit in the world back in 2004 secure third position.


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It was a good way to round off a much improved Isle of Man TT for Guy and Tyco Suzuki by TAS compared to their results in 2013. Following TT 2014 next road race coming up for the road racing star was the Southern 100.

Always a fan of the Southern 100 Guy secured second place finishes in 600/1000 and the two supersport races following solid, consistent, dependable and excellent all round performances.


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Southern 100 solo championship saw him record his third solo championship win around Billown after winning a brilliant battle with 2014 lightweight TT winner Dean Harrison. Armoy road races where next on the horizon and Guy enjoyed a double race win with supersport and open race successes.

Plus second place finishes in supersport invitational race and grand final races meant he had his best Armoy road races to date having made his debut at the increasingly popular road race back in 2009.


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Having previously won the Dundrod 150 superbike race back in 2007 Guy won this years race following a race long duel with Isle of Man TT lap record holder Bruce Anstey. The Ulster Grand Prix is always regarded as one of the road race circuits which the star of tv programme Speed loves competing at.

Third place finish in supersport race following a consistent performance and second position secured in feature superbike race meant overall it had been a good two days racing for Guy around Dundrod.

Overall with two international road race victories, two podium finishes at TT 2014, double race win at Armoy road races and more success around Oliver’s Mount its been a top season of racing in all for Guy. Of course the question remains of when a first TT victory will arrive but there’s no doubt that the immensely popular rider is regarded by many as one of the leading road racers in the world.

Dan Kneen All Set For Faugheen 50 Road Races


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Dan Kneen is all set to make his Faugheen 50 road races debut as he bids to clinch Irish road race superbike championship. Cookstown Burrows engineering racing rider Dan is having a superb all round season of road racing which has included wins at Cookstown 100, Tandragee 100, Kells road races, Skerries road races, Walderstown road races.

Plus podium finishes at Southern 100 and Armoy road races where recently the rider who won three races in a week at 2008 Manx Grand Prix acquired third place finish in race of legends.

Following Faugheen 50 road races Dan’s attention then turns to the Ulster Grand Prix will he be aiming for his first international road race podium finish. Currently 4th in Duke road race rankings championship there’s no doubt that there’s every opportunity to be challenging near the sharp end in all classes.


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Dan is also confirmed to compete at Classic TT races where he will be bidding for more top results on the mountain course. Before 2014 road racing started Dan Kneen was regarded as a rising star in road racing, now the rider who lapped at 129.3 mph at TT 2014 is known now as one of the leading road racers in the world.

Armoy Road Races – Super Twin Race Victory For Keith Amor And KMR Kawasaki


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Keith Amor clinched victory in super twins race at Armoy road races following a great race which saw the top three finishers covered by just 2.2 seconds.

KMR Kawasaki team mate Connor Behan finished in a highly creditable sixth position to clinch Irish road race super twin championship following a highly successful season of racing so far.

Armoy road races newcomer Danny Webb enjoyed a consistent and solid race throughout to secure a top ten finish. Super twin race at Ulster Grand Prix is sure to be hugely competitive with multiple riders capable of winning at the hugely popular road race, Keith Amor and Connor Behan debutant to Dundrod will both be aiming to be mixing it at the front.

William Dunlop Aiming For Ulster Grand Prix Feature Superbike Race Win


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William Dunlop is aiming for feature superbike race win at this years Ulster Grand Prix. Tyco Suzuki by TAS rider William recently secured a succession of great results at Armoy road races.

Opening supersport race provided the reigning Ulster Grand Prix supersport 2 winner with his seventh win at Armoy following a closely fought race with Tyco Suzuki by TAS team mate Guy Martin.

Second place in following supersport race was achieved after another excellent all round performance. Open race would prove to be a productive one for William with third position recorded.

Race of legends in opening laps was hotly contested with William battling for race lead with Michael Dunlop, Guy Martin and Dan Kneen. In the end the hugely talented rider acquired fourth place finish to round off 2014 Armoy road races in consistent fashion.

Michael Dunlop Gives BMW First Victory At Armoy Road Races


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Michael Dunlop gave BMW their first victory at Armoy road races following race of legends win for the fourth year in succession. Competing on his own teams S1000RR BMW Michael surged his way to the front and went onto acquire victory by over 3 seconds.

The Ulster Grand Prix is looming on the horizon and the 11 time TT winner will be aiming to secure feature superbike race victory for the first time at Dundrod. BMW Hawk racing superbike has the potential to dominate at the hugely popular road race where Michael has being a six time winner.

Guy Martin Secures Double Win During 2014 Armoy Road Races


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Guy Martin secured a double race win at Armoy road races on Saturday. Guy competing on Tyco Suzuki by TAS’s immaculately turned out bikes secured supersport race two victory following a fine performance throughout.

Open race saw the rider who enjoys competing at Armoy acquire a hard fought race win with Michael Dunlop finishing only 0.8 of a second behind Guy.

Although missing out on race of legends victory finishing in second place it was still in all a productive and highly successful day of racing for the man who has tasted victory this year at Ian Watson spring cup road races, Pikes Peak and Southern 100.

Successful Armoy Road Races Debut For James Cowton


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James Cowton enjoyed a successful Armoy road races debut. Opening supersport race and following a brilliant performance throughout James brought home his own teams CBR 600 Honda in sixth position.

250 race would provide the rising road racing star with his first podium finish at Armoy. Third place finish on Pete Berwick’s TZ250 Yamaha was acquired following a great ride.

Super twins race beckoned and having qualified on pole position James on Ken Dobson’s ER6 Kawasaki looked set to be in the mix at the front. This was to be the case as the rider currently second in Duke road race rankings championship went onto record his second podium finish of the day with another third place finish.

Overall James impressed greatly on his debut at Armoy proving why he is regarded as a future TT winner. Coming up soon will be the Ulster Grand Prix where the third place finisher in 2014 lightweight TT will be looking for more excellent results across all classes.

Armoy Road Races – Michael Dunlop Secures Fourth Race Of Legends Victory

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Michael Dunlop secured his fourth race of legends victory at Armoy road races. Competing on his own teams S1000RR BMW Michael won a race long battle with Guy Martin who secured second place whilst Dan Kneen amazing season continues with third place finish on Cookstown Burrows engineering racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki.

William Dunlop acquired fourth position following a tenacious performance, Seamus Elliott was leading Kawasaki mounted rider achieving a wonderful fifth position in front of Derek Sheils also Kawasaki mounted completing top six.

Derek Mcgee acquired a creditable seventh place finish, Davy Morgan was eighth on CMS racing backed CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade and Stephen Thompson showed good form on Bathams backed S1000RR BMW.

Colin Stephenson recorded his second top ten finish of the day following a highly accomplished performance. 2014 has seen Michael Dunlop give BMW their first senior TT for 75 years, feature race victory at North West 200 and now race of legends win at Armoy. Can the reigning Duke road race rankings champion acquire superbike wins at upcoming Ulster Grand Prix, all answers will be known soon.

Armoy Road Races – Guy Martin Holds Off Michael Dunlop For Open Race Win

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Guy Martin managed to hold off a determined Michael Dunlop to win open race at Armoy road races. With a gap of 0.8 of a second at the checkered flag 11 time TT winner Michael Dunlop pushed Guy all the way as the hugely popular rider secured his second win of the day.

William Dunlop completed the top podium finishers on Tyco Suzuki by TAS superbike. Dan Kneen impressed recording fourth position whilst Keith Amor was leading supersport 600 mounted rider home in a fine fifth place.

Derek Mcgee secured sixth place finish to continue his good results at 2014 Armoy road races, Michael Sweeney acquired seventh place on Martin Jones racing ZX10 Kawasaki.

James Cowton excellent debut around Armoy continues with eighth position on his own teams CBR 600 Honda. Seamus Elliott was a solid ninth and Colin Stephenson produced a great performance to achieve a top ten finish.

Since making his Armoy road races debut back in 2009 Guy Martin has been looking since for his first win at the popular road race, today has seen the eight time Scarborough gold cup winner secure double race victory, could race of legends win be on the cards? we will soon know with the feature race soon on the horizon.

Armoy Road Races – First Win At Armoy For Guy Martin


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Guy Martin produced a great all round performance to secure his first Armoy road races win with victory in second supersport race. Tyco Suzuki by TAS team mate William Dunlop winner of opening supersport race finished in second place to five Tyco Suzuki by TAS back to back 1-2 finishes.

Keith Amor recorded third place finish on Site Sealants B&W racing CBR 600 Honda as Derek Mcgee acquired a fine fourth place finish in front of Michael Dunlop who rounded out the top five.

Derek Sheils was sixth on CD racing R6 Yamaha, Christian Elkin an highly creditable seventh whilst Dan Kneen achieved eighth position on Cookstown Burrows engineering racing CBR 600 Honda.

James Kelly and Stephen Mcilvenna completed the top ten during a top race which saw Guy Martin at last achieve his first win around Armoy, superbike and race of legends races are still to come although weather conditions don’t look great.

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