The Triumph Infor Rocket
Streamliner has become the world’s fastest ever Triumph by achieving a speed of
274.2 mph (441.28 kmph approx.) at the Bonneville Salt Flats on 8 August, 2016.
Piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, the streamliner smashed the previous official
Triumph record that stood at 245.667 mph as well as the unofficial Triumph
Record of 264mph, both set by Bob Leppan, in the Gyronaut X-1.
Near perfect conditions
greeted the team on the final day of the team’s land speed practice week. With
confidence high after a successful number of days running on the salt at
Bonneville the team’s goal for the day with the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner
was the Triumph record.
Just after 8:30am Guy Martin
and the team set off on the first run of the day, after a steady start, Martin
accelerated the sleek looking streamliner to a staggering 274.2 mph, rewriting
Triumph history in the process. Just after the two mile marker Martin came to a
controlled stop near to the team’s base camp to be greeted by the news that he
had broken the 46 year old Triumph record.
This record run is further
proof of Martin’s growing confidence on the salt and commitment to breaking the
World two wheeled Land Speed record. Throughout the week 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. Each time Martin has sat
in the streamliner on the salt he has been able to achieve the goals set by
Crew Chief and the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller
and his team with the required level of control.
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