DIE TRIUMPH INFOR ROCKET


Update from the Salt

18/09/2016

Tricky course conditions at the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats have once again proved challenging during the latest stage of the Triumph Motorcycles Land Speed Record attempt.  With clear sun and virtually no wind, rider Guy Martin set off from mile marker 9 to record his FIM-required certification run.

Setting off smoothly, Guy was making good power in mile one when the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner lost traction on a damp section of the salt surface, causing the rear of the machine to step out of line and the streamliner to go down on the course. Guy was completely uninjured in the incident, however the streamliner will now require a full inspection before any further runs can take place.

"It's one of the challenges of Land speed racing - the salt surface can be so unpredictable. We'll fully inspect the streamliner and get ready for the next phase of our attempt" commented Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer Matt Markstaller.

Rider Guy Martin added "It's all part the job boy, isn't it? Feeling our way. I guess if it was an easy thing to do everyone would have done it by now. So we'll get a plan sorted and get on with the next go at it as soon as we get the chance."

17/09/2016

TT Legend Guy Martin and the Triumph Motorcycles Land Speed team have spent today making final preparations for the next stage of their Land Speed Record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Plans for the day included the required FIM certification pass at 300mph.

However, on heading up to the start of the course, with the streamliner under tow the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner passed over a rut in the track at the two mile marker.The rut and the soft surface caused the Streamliner to fall onto its side. Guy sustained no injuries and the machine was undamaged bar a number of minor scuffs to the body.

The team were quick to bring the Streamliner back to the pit area to carry out an assessment and begin preparations to run again. Shortly after course officials informed the team that the course was to be closed for the evening for all motorcycles due to the conditions.

The team will now continue to prepare the Streamliner to run tomorrow. Both the team and Guy look forward to returning to the salt flats to continue the next stage of the Land Speed Record challenge in the morning.

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16/09/2017-The sun is out at Bonneville this morning and the Triumph Motorcycles Land Speed team are well into preparations for today’s attempt to set a new motorcycle land speed record.

The team arrived this morning to beautiful sunny conditions and much improved track conditions. A number of the car competitors have already undertaken their first passes of the day and the team has confirmed that the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner will carry out its first run of the day at 11:30am.

“Spirits within the team are very high today and everyone is looking forward to getting our Land Speed Record attempt underway this morning.” comments Matt Markstaller, Crew Chief and Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner designer.

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Triumph Motorcycles trug von 1955 bis 1970, mit Ausnahme einer kurzen 33-tägigen Unterbrechung, den Titel „Schnellstes Motorrad der Welt“. Die Streamliner, mit denen die bisherigen Rekorde erzielt wurden, sind „Devil’s Arrow“, „Texas Cee-Gar“ und „Gyronaut X1“. Die damalige Höchstgeschwindigkeit betrug 395.28 km/h, heute ist die Messlatte bei 605.697 km/h angesetzt.

Diesmal hat sich Triumph mit Matt Markstaller und Bob Carpenter zusammengetan, um gemeinsam ein Team aufzustellen, das das Erbe von Triumph bei den Rekordfahrten weiterführen soll.

Das Team setzt sich wie folgt zusammen: Markstaller ist der Ingenieur für die Aerodynamik , Carpenter baut den Hochleistungsmotor und gefahren wird der „Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner“ vom charismatischen Isle of

Man TT Racer Guy Martin. Dieses multi-nationale Team trifft sich auf dem Bonneville Salzsee, im Nordwesten Utas mit dem Ziel, eine rekordbrechende Geschwindigkeit von über 600 km/h zu fahren.

Das Chassis des Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliners besteht aus Kevlar-Carbon , der Motor setzt sich aus zwei Turbo-aufgeladenen Triumph Rocket III Motoren zusammen, die kombiniert eine Leistung von über 1000 PS erzielen. Das Fahrzeug ist 7,77 m lang, 0,61 m breit und  0,91 m hoch, wahrlich eine Rakete auf zwei Rädern, angetrieben von Methanol-Treibstoff und startet in der Klasse C für stromlinienförmige Motorräder.

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