RR » Tuxworth hails Dunlop as 'future' at TT

'No disrespect to John McGuinness or to Michael Rutter, but they are in their 40s now and they can't keep going on forever' - Neil Tuxworth

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March 12, 2013 1:04 PM

Mickey D is the most exciting new prospect to appear on the roads for many years. Early in his career he was very fast and I feared that he was too fast, too soon. I was expecting a big accident. But it didn't happen and now he has leaped deservedly into the top echelon of road racers.
Tux needs to teach him how to be a pro, to stop trying to do everything himself, to concentrate on riding and let technicians and tacticians get on with those tasks.
As for his weight, a few extra kgs have been no problem for J McPint, and weren't for DJ, so maybe they are an advantage for a road racer on the longer circuits and in the endurance arena.
And let's not forget brother William- he's just waiting for a factory supported ride for his breakthrough.


March 12, 2013 3:24 PM

Agreed with Tetley.

I like MD, very fast rider and now with factory support he will be on equal par with the best. I heard he was doing some of the endurance rounds, hopefully this can be another thing that will help him improve his skills, although so different from road racing he always gives it his best and I am sure he will try his hardest at short circuit racing.

Some great youngsters coming through in road racing, hopefully funding/insurance costs will not stop these great events

AntG - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 5:20 PM

That accident he had at the 2010 Southern 100 was quite horrific but ever since then he seems to be getting smoother each time out.

3 TT's 5 Ulster GP's, 1 North West, 2 Southern 100 Solo championships numerous National road race wins and championships and he's not even 25? Wow!

bigphil sp1 - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 7:13 PM

This guy is good. Often accused as being a bit of a loud mouth but is young and that is to be expected. Honda will school him. Good at setting up and spannering a bike himself as he proved running his own team and winning so many races. He has lsot three stone in weight and is so fit this year he obviously means business and is grabbing his chance with both hands. It is also good to see him brother William on 'works' backed yamaha machinery, another good guy.

Lickey - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 4:38 PM

Ive said it before and will say it again, a TT without a Dunlop in it is not really a TT for me,
So Michael William, follow in your fathers and Uncle Joeys tracks and take some more Trophys back to Ballymoney,
God speed lads, you can do it !!!!

Fred Woods - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 12:20 PM

Delighted to hear how Michael Dunlop is highly regarded by Neil Tuxworth as the future top rider at the TT, however William his brother is also a very talented rider and once he joins a top factory ride he will certainly show his worth. Shaun Muir was quick to recognize his ability and with Shaun's guidance he will prove to be a top rider of the future.

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