RR » Dunlop targets 130mph Supersport lap at Isle of Man TT

Michael Dunlop feels a 130mph lap is possible in the Supersport races at this year's Isle of Man TT

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March 31, 2014 12:36 PM

a lot of people don't like him because they think he has the wrong attitude and is big headed but what they don't understand is thats just Michael's way of doing it. He is totally committed and determined to win every race he is in. All the Dunlops had this determination. Joey was quiet but still determined to win and was a fearsome opponent on the track, Robert whilst more eloquent was the same, William is a quiet man but also very determined. This is all part of the addiction to speed and winning from the Dunlop dinesty. Hope he can do the 130 on the 600 and keep safe. Look what he did on the superstock in 2013.


April 01, 2014 6:04 AM

You have to admire Michael's ambition but this might be a step too far for 2014. Anyone who has seen his 600 lap last year on You Tube/ Duke will see how on the edge he was for a 128mph lap, but you never know. Who would have said, ten years ago with the record at 127, that 132mph would have been realistic?

Anyhow if I wasn't already going I would buy my 'ticket' just to see this and I'm pleased that Michael is on the grid. I think he'll take the support races but his vs Mcpint in the big races is going to be amazing. May the best man win!


April 01, 2014 1:34 PM

benignlyindifferent: I agree, but riding the Isle of Mann and "keeping safe" are not normally used in the same sentence. I enjoy the spectacle but always cringe and worry who we might lose this year.

There is always a backlash when fatality figures for TT fortnight are released. What they don't tell us is how many locals are included. The last time I was there a local crashed his van going to work and died. it was nothing to do with the TT, but he was included in the TT fortnight fatality figures. There are bound to be others.
It is also worth noting that many of the fatalities are visitors and contrary to popular belief the majority are not during Mad Sunday.
My cousin who lives in Peel tells me that during TT fortnight they move the speed limit signs further away from built-up areas and you can see the empty posts at the roadside.
All fatalities are devastating, but not all are during the races.


April 15, 2014 1:30 PM

Michael goes for the headline grabbing quotes, but the reason that many fans are frosty towards him is his lack of respect for the course. He's had a good run at it in his career so far, but we all know that the TT course deserves to be feared.
People like Hutchinson, Ansty and Lougher would never come out with this sort of thing. They've seen fellow competitors and friends who have paid with their lives. Michael's father and Uncle have been killed at this game, so how come he still shoots his mouth off at any opportunity? He's a low class bloke.

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