William Dunlop (motorcycle racer)

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William Dunlop
William Dunlop (2)
Dunlop at the North West 200
Nationality Northern Irish
Born (1985-07-23) 23 July 1985 (age 30)
Current team CD-IC Racing
(Yamaha R1 1000 and R6 600)
MSS Performance Racing
(Kawasaki ZX-10R 1000)
Bike number 6
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 9 (20062007, 2009–present)
TT wins 0
Podiums 5
Dunlop at the Sulby Straight, the fastest point on the Isle of Man TT course, riding a 600 Honda on his way to a podium finish in 2012 Supersport Race 1[1]

William Dunlop (born 23 July 1985) is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer, brother of Isle of Man TT winner Michael, the son of the late Robert, and the nephew of legendary TT racer Joey Dunlop. William started racing 125 cc bikes at the age of 17.

Until late 2015, he raced for Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing aboard a BMW S1000RR and a Suzuki GSX-R600, but for 2016 he is contracted to ride in International road races aboard Yamaha YZF-R1 and Yamaha YZF-R6 for Superbike and Supersport, with a Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock machine provided by a different team, also to include selected rounds of the British Championship.[2][3][4]

Dunlop has competed in nine TT race seasons between 2006 and 2015, with two seconds and four third places being his best results, in the 125 cc, SuperSport and Classic races.[5][6] He won two races at the North West 200 with his first victory being in the 2009 250 cc event. 2009 also saw Dunlop take part in the last ever 250cc Grand Prix race at Valencia finishing 18th on a P J Flynn Bigman Racing Honda.[7]

2014[edit]

Dunlop crashed his Tyco Suzuki Superbike in the final race of the week at the 2014 Isle of Man TT, during the Senior TT marquee event. William led the race on time briefly during the first lap, but ran wide through the Graham Memorial corner on the mountain section on the third lap of the race, running off the road up against the adjacent embankment, resulting in two fractures to his left leg.[8][9]

2015[edit]

Dunlop got his 2015 season off to a positive start by clinching a brace of wins at a rain-soaked Tandragee 100.[10] In the Supersport Class, Dunlop put in a very convincing performance on board the CD Racing Yamaha YZF-R6[10] and rounded the meeting off by taking victory in the Senior Open Race on the TAS BMW S1000RR.[10]

Complete TT record[edit]

Key
Podium finish
Place
DNF Did Not Finish
2015 Superbike TT
5
Supersport TT 1
DNF
2014 Superbike TT
6
Supersport TT 1
5
Superstock TT
DNF
Supersport TT 2
3
Senior TT
DNF
Classic 500 TT
DNF
Classic 350 TT
DNF
2013 Superbike TT
9
Supersport TT 1
3
Supersport TT 2
4
Superstock TT
9
Senior TT
7
Classic 500 TT
2
Classic 350 TT
DNF
2012 Superbike TT
6
Supersport TT 1
3
Superstock TT
DNF
Supersport TT 2
DNF
Lightweight TT
6
Senior TT
Cancelled
2011 Superbike TT
7
Superstock TT
5
Supersport TT 2
DNF
Senior TT
8
2010 Superbike TT
DNF
Supersport TT 1
6
Superstock TT
16
Supersport TT 2
7
Senior TT
DNF
2009 Ultra Lightweight 125 TT 1
3
Ultra Lightweight 125 TT 2
4
Lightweight 250 TT 2
DNF
Superstock TT
11
Supersport TT 1
9
Supersport TT 2
DNF
Superbike TT
12
Senior TT
DNF
2007 Supersport TT
DNF
Senior TT
34
2006 Supersport TT
26
Senior TT
35

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supersport TT Race 1 Results IoM TT.com, Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  2. ^ William Dunlop splits with Tyco BMW Bike Sport News, 6 October 2015, Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ William Dunlop confirms return to CD Racing for 2016 Bike Sport News, 3 November 2015, Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ MSS Performance back William Dunlop for 2016 IoM TT.com Retrieved 13 December 2015
  5. ^ William Dunlop competitor profile IoM TT.com, Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  6. ^ #1 IOM TT Website Retrieved 27 April 2010.
  7. ^ Dunlop is delighted to take chance of a lifetime Belfast Telegraph Website 2009-11-09 Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  8. ^ "TT2014: William Dunlop released from hospital after crash in Senior race - Belfast Newsletter". newsletter.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Isle of Man TT: William Dunlop's crash takes joy out of Michael's win - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk". belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c "William Dunlop’s Stellar Tandragee 100 – Road Racing News". roadracingnews.co.uk. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 

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