Guy Martin handed BMW Motorrad their first-ever Southern 100 Solo Championship title this week on the Isle Man, whilst joining Joey Dunlop as the only rider to win three in a row at the iconic Manx event. The Solo Championship victory gave Martin his second win of the meeting on his Tyco sponsored BMW Motorrad S1000RR Superbike, and with second place in the rearranged Corlett’s Trophy race this morning – it’s been a very successful Southern 100 meeting for the Northern Ireland based team.
Martin said after his narrow victory over Manxman Dan Kneen in the feature race: “That is absolutely spot on mate and what a grand day to do it. The team was at Knockhill BSB last weekend and from there Mark [McCarville] came with my S1000RR in the back of a van and we’ve done the business. It is just mint and I’ve right enjoyed it. After leading every lap this morning we got mugged by 8/100ths of a second on the line for the win, so Mark and I got our heads together and made a couple of little changes and kept it steady. There were a lot of yellow flags out around the circuit and I wasn’t aware that Michael [Dunlop] went down behind me. But as I’ve always said, this is the best meeting of year. “We led every lap of nine in the feature race and I’m delighted for everyone involved. The whole package: BMW Motorrad machinery, K-Tech Suspension and Metzeler tyres did us proud. Mint!”