Michael Dunlop

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Michael Dunlop
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Dunlop (left) alongside Cameron Donald during practice for the 2010 Isle of Man TT.
Nationality Northern Irish
Born (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 (age 25)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 7 (2007–present)
TT wins 7
First TT win 2009 Supersport Junior TT Race 2
Last TT win 2013 Supersport Junior TT Race 2
Podiums 14

Michael Dunlop (born 10 April 1989) is a Northern Irish, professional motorcycle racer, brother of William and the son of the late Robert. World Champion Joey Dunlop was his uncle.

He made his TT debut in 2007, where his best finish was 25th in the Superbike TT. He made the decision to ride in the 2008 races at the last minute after the death of his father at the North West 200 earlier in the year. He finished 10th in the Senior TT with a fastest lap of 124.773 mph, making him the fastest Dunlop around the TT Course. Dunlop joined his father and uncle Joey in the record books in 2009 when he won the Supersport TT race on a 600cc Yamaha.[1]

Dunlop has also won at the North West 200, recording his only victory to date at the 250 cc race in 2008. His father was killed during practice for this event.

Dunlop took part in the Classic Superbike race at the Manx GP on Friday 31 August *[1]. He took the win in the Classic Superbike race at the Manx Grand Prix 2012. This was his sixth title on the Mountain Course and his third Manx Grand Prix race win following his debut, and victory, in the 2007 Newcomers MGP race *[2]. During the two week Manx GP 2012 Dunlop worked in the pits for a team in the 600 Junior Race.

Complete TT record[edit]

2013 Superbike TT
1
Supersport TT
1
Superstock TT
1
Supersport TT 2
1
Senior TT
2
500cc Classic TT
7
Classic TT
Formula 1

1
2012 Superbike TT
10
Supersport TT
DNF
Superstock TT
2
Supersport TT 2
1
Lightweight TT
15
Senior TT
Cancelled
2011 Superbike TT
5
Supersport TT 1
DNF
Superstock TT
1
Supersport TT 2
DNF
Senior TT
6
2010 Superstock TT
8
Supersport TT 1
3
Supersport TT 2
2
Superbike TT
2
Senior TT
DNF
2009 Lightweight 250 TT 1
2
Lightweight 250 TT 2
2
Superstock TT
DNF
Supersport TT 1
DNF
Supersport TT 2
1
Superbike TT
DNF
Senior TT
DNF
2008 Lightweight 250 TT
DNF
Superstock TT
DNF
Supersport Junior TT 1
10
Supersport Junior TT 2
8
Superbike TT
14
Senior TT
10
2007 Supersport TT
DNF
Superbike TT
25
Senior TT
DNF

Born 10th March

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunlop clinches first TT triumph BBC Website 2009-06-10 Retrieved 2010-02-02
  • [3] Manx 2012
  • [4] MGP 2012 CS race.

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