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Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed that the current stage of its land speed record attempt has been postponed due to the course conditions at Bonneville.

Rain at the start of the week has continued to affect the team’s running during the last seven days. While track inspections have shown that conditions improved, it has not been possible to create the constancy across the full eleven mile course required for the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to safely conduct a Land Speed Record attempt.. Read More »

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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. Read More »

triumph-bonneville-update-1The 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. Read More »

Following a successful practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a speed of 274.2 mph to become the world’s fastest ever Triumph , Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the attempt to set a new outright motorcycle Land Speed World Record will take place mid-September, 2016, weather permitting.Triumph Bonneville16 Read More »

Triumph InforTT Legend Guy Martin pilots the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner to become the fastest ever Triumph achieving 274.2 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats

The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has become the world’s fastest ever Triumph by achieving a speed of 274.2 mph 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. Read More »

Triumph Land Speed16a– Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) World Record attempt to take place at the Bonneville Speedway, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah – August 2016
– TT legend and multiple speed world record holder Guy Martin confirmed as rider for 2016 Triumph world record attempt
– The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner powered by two Triumph Rocket III engines, producing a staggering 1,000 bhp
– Global cloud applications provider Infor and iconic clothing brand Belstaff announced as 2016 title sponsors Read More »

Belfast Boys– Project Velocity is a unique engineering and record-breaking project driven by students from Northern Ireland
– The team heads for the USA this summer, targeting a nearly 50 year old land-speed record immortalised in film by Hollywood
– Project Velocity to be highlighted in new Discovery Channel series in 2016 is seeking sponsors to support the adventure Read More »

Drayson Bonneville13Technology entrepreneur, former UK science minister and racing driver Lord (Paul) Drayson is bringing his spectacular Drayson B12 69/EV electric Le Mans Prototype racing car to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in an attempt to raise the sub-1000kg electric car world land speed record.

Drayson Racing achieved a 204.2mph average speed (subject to FIA homologation) over the measured mile earlier this summer at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, UK, and is aiming to go even faster at the much longer Bonneville track. Read More »