The move came about after Martin’s teammate, William Dunlop, who was also set to race for Victory in the TT Zero, crashed at Laurel Bank during the Superstock practice session yesterday, breaking his ribs in the process. As such, Dunlop will not compete in the rest of the TT races.
Martin, who had previously said he wasn’t too keen on the electric motorcycles, has seemingly changed his tune, perhaps understanding that the electric class is his best hope for winning a Isle of Man TT race.
So far, the Brammo-based Victory race bike has shown itself capable of 100+ mph laps, with Lee Johnson setting a 105 mph lap during Friday’s first practice.
The Victory team will have to improve a great deal though if they want to catch Team Mugen, as John McGuinness already put in a record-breaking 118 mph lap earlier this week, and looks capable of breaking the 120 mph lap barrier.
Win, lose, or draw, we’re sure that Guy Martin’s presence in the TT Zero race will surely add some more fanfare to the growing event. Stay tuned for the race, tomorrow.
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