Isle of Man TT star Guy Martin was named ‘Man of the Meeting’ at the weekend’s Ulster Grand Prix.
The Tyco Suzuki racer collected the award for his consistent results at the Dundrod circuit. Manx TT star Conor Cummins, his teammate, also enjoyed a good Ulster GP Bike Week, with four podiums.
Martin won the blue riband Superbike race after battling with three-times TT winner Michael Dunlop and stood on the podium a further three times.
Ramsey man Cummins came home third in the Superbike race.
“It’s been a great week at Dundrod and it’s always the job to win the main Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race.”
“I did my best in the second Superbike race to also take the win, but if you’re going to win one at Dundrod, the main race is the most important. No one comes to win the ‘B race’ do they?”
“The bikes worked superbly today, so thanks to the boys and also to Pirelli who put in a big effort this week. It’s nice to reward them with the main race win.”
“Man of the Meeting is a bonus, but a great week overall.”
Cummins, who was forced to miss the 2012 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster energy due to injury, added:
“I was just starting to get in the groove as the weekend ended, with my season really only starting so late, but it was a mint meeting.”
“I just can’t get over how good the bikes felt. The Supersport bike is the best I’ve ever ridden and in the last three laps of Superbike race two I was really starting to loosen up and enjoy myself on the big girl.”
“I had a big carrot in front of me for that last Superbike podium, and it was really pleasing to catch and pass Gary Johnson and lap at over 132mph.”
“The boys did a great job all week for me so I’m off home very happy.”
Team boss Philip Neill concluded:
“It’s always nice to be rewarded after putting in such a big effort, and to take the main Ulster Grand Prix Superbike race is what we all come to Dundrod for.”
“The Man of the Meeting award is a nice bonus for Guy, but I think what we achieved overall must also give us the unofficial team of the meeting award. Both riders worked tirelessly this week along with our crew members and an extra-ordinary effort from Paolo and Jason from Pirelli.”
“The fast lap times at Dundrod make set-up crucial and again we have proved that when it matters the GSX-R/Pirelli package is a proven winner.”
“Thanks as always to Suzuki, Tyco and all our other associated sponsors.”