Guy Martin says setting a Triumph record speed of 274.2 mph (441.3 km/h) is “good and they are moving in the right direction, but it is just one step on the way to what me and the team are here to do.”
Martin smashed the previous official Triumph record of 245.667 mph set in 1966, as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264 mph from 1970 in the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner, during the final day of the team’s land speed practice week on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
It makes the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner the “world’s fastest Triumph”.
Both previous records had been set by Bob Leppan in the Gyronaut X-1.
Conditions on the salt flats are near perfect , and Guy Martin’s confidence is growing.
Martin has continued to impress everyone within the team with the speed in which he has been able to master the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the salt, and has been able to achieve the goals set by Crew Chief and Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller and his team with the required level of control each time he has sat in the streamliner.
Racing officially begins at the Bonneville Speed Week event on Saturday 13th August.
The team believes the Rocket Streamliner, powered by twin Triumph Rocket III engines that produce a combined 1,000 bhp, is capable of reaching a staggering 640 km/h, and has the world motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph (605.697 km/h) in its sights.