Famous road racer Guy Martin is in Utah to break two-wheeled world land speed record. The record attempt was held today but he had to postpone his attempt due to the wet track on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. The two-wheeler for this attempt is the Triumph Infor Rocket streamliner.
The streamliner is packed with two 2.3, methanol fuelled Triumph Rocket III motors. These motors are heavily modified with reduced capacity will allow the streamliner to compete in the 3.0-litre class and it churns out 1000bhp.
The Triumph streamliner is constructed from a full carbon-fibre monocoque structure which means that the component parts can be bolted on directly. This helps to reduce weight and increase strength. Matt Markstaller designed this streamliner.
The current two-wheeled land speed world record is 376.36 mph (605.69 km/h) set by Rocky Robinson in 2010, riding the Top Oil-Ack Attack Streamliner. Martin will be attempting to break 400 mph (643.73 km/h) and the streamliner is capable of doing it says Triumph.
Guy Martin said: "The Triumph engineers have built an amazing machine, giving us the very best chance to beat the two-wheeled land speed record."
Guy is now concentrating on breaking records and he has many records under his belt. His world record includes fastest speed on a gravity-powered snow sled, fastest in a soap box and highest speed on a wall of death. Let's wait and see whether he can achieve the magical number, 400 mph.