Guy Martin reigned supreme at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix as the Tyco Suzuki rider completed a magnificent hat-trick in the unexpected sunshine at Dundrod.
The 31-year-old won the big Superbike race of the day from Honda TT Legends rider Michael Dunlop after a thrilling final lap duel between the pair.
Martin, who began the day with victory in the damp in the first Supersport race over Bruce Anstey, also triumphed in the second Superbike race to cap a memorable day at the fastest road race in the world.
The much anticipated rematch between Martin and Dunlop in the second premier race never materialised as Dunlop failed to start the race on his Honda with a leaking fuel tank.
Martin, though, was simply unstoppable as he took command of the race, going on to win with four seconds to spare over Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts’s HM Plant Honda with Manx rider Conor Cummins finishing third on the Milwaukee Yamaha.
Cummins’ team-mate, William Dunlop, had been holding second place when he was cruelly forced out with bike trouble on the last lap of the race.
Gary Johnson was also ruled out with a problem in the early stages as he gave chase to race leader Martin.
Behind the top three, Lee Johnston was an excellent fourth on the East Coast Honda ahead of Vauxhall KMR Kawasaki’s Jamie Hamilton with Cameron Donald rounding out the top six on Wilson Craig’s Honda Fireblade.