Guy Martin will have to wait for another crack at the World Landspeed Record after a certification run ended in an incident meaning the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner will have to undergo a full inspection before it can try another run.
Martin was making good power in mile one when the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner lost traction on a damp section of the salt surface, causing the rear of the machine to step out of line and the streamliner to go down on the course. The Lincolnshire rider was completely uninjured in the incident.
“It’s one of the challenges of Land speed racing - the salt surface can be so unpredictable. We’ll fully inspect the streamliner and get ready for the next phase of our attempt,” said Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller.
Martin added: “It’s all part the job boy, isn’t it? Feeling our way. I guess if it was an easy thing to do everyone would have done it by now. So we’ll get a plan sorted and get on with the next go at it as soon as we get the chance.”