BSB »

Roads star Dunlop in British 125GP bid

'I did the first few rounds of the British championship last year and was lying third in the championship at one point, so hopefully I'll can get some strong results' - William Dunlop
William Dunlop intends to compete in the first six rounds of the British 125GP Championship in 2012.

Roads specialist Dunlop has the offer of a Honda, which will be supplied by Mark Keen of KRP Racing.

The 26-year-old, who will return to the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix on Wilson Craig's Honda machines, feels the chance to ride in the British series will enable him to sharpen up his racing skills as he targets success on the international stage this year.

“I spoke to Mark and he is prepared to build me the best possible bike that he can, so I'm pleased because it will be a competitive bike,” he said.

“I did the first few rounds of the British championship last year and was lying third in the championship at one point, so hopefully on a good bike I'll be able to get some strong results.

“The only problem is I need a personal sponsor to help out with costs because I don't have the same backing as I did last year. Hopefully somebody will come on board because the British races are a good chance to
sharpen you up for the roads.

“At the minute I'd be aiming to do the first six rounds of the championship, but that depends on my results because I'd only ride if I was competitive rather than wasting anyone's money.”

The North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix winner is preparing for his second season in Northern Ireland businessman Craig's team and is likely to be rejoined by Australian star Cameron Donald.

He narrowly missed out on sealing a prestigious international road racing success for Craig's team at the Ulster GP at Dundrod last August, when he twice lost the lead of the Supersport races on the final lap of each race at the hairpin to his brother Michael, who notched a 600cc double and defeated Guy Martin to win the Superstock class.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
William Dunlop - Wilson Craig Honda [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Peter Hickman will make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2014
Simon Andrews - Honda TT Legends [pic credit: Honda TT Legends]
James Ellison, Chris Walker and GBmoto boss Mark Smith-Halvorsen
Mark Aitchinson:  Splitlath Aprilia:  Credit: David Salisbury
Mark Aitchinson:  Splitlath Aprilia:  Credit: David Salisbury
Mark Aitchison Splitlath Redmond - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Mark Edwards, Lee Barrett:  Edwards Racing:    Credit: David Salisbury
PJ Jacobsen won the second British Supersport race at Assen on his debut for the Tyco Suzuki team
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Alex Lowes Team WFR - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Shane Byrne Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Alex Lowes Team WFR - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Jacob Smrz Splitlath Redmond - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Tommy Bridewell Supersonic Racing Team - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Michael Laverty Samsung Honda - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


dont understand the logic - Unregistered

January 05, 2012 10:52 AM

why does he want to keep going back to the nearly extinct 125 class when hes just getting (impressively) to grips with the bigger four strokes,if he wants to sharpen his riding up in bsb ,why not ride a 600 or superstock,would probably benefit him more as he will be riding them on the roads later on



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.