It Ain’t Easy Being Speedy

triumph castrol rocket streamliner

Triumph’s attempts to get back in the record books with the Castrol Rocket Streamliner have hit a few bumps – something you want to avoid while aiming to hit 400mph. Following the recent announcement of celebrity racer Guy Martin’s nod to succeed Jason DiSalvo as pilot of the twin Rocket III powered, 1000hp streamliner, it has just been announce by Triumph that the next attempt at the record will not occur until 2016 due to Martin’s recent injuries sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix. Ironically it was Martin who successfully stepped in to replace an injured William Dunlop aboard the electric Victory race bike at the Isle of Man in June. The Southern California Timing Association had already canceled Speed Week due to wet conditions on the Salt Flats so this year’s attempt was already facing challenges. Jason DiSalvo initially tested the streamliner on the Salt Flats back in 2013.

triumph castrol rocket streamliner