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Manx Telecom Post TT Road Races Attracts European Star

The likable thirty-one-year-old made his Island debut last year
Rising Czech star Michal Dokoupil is to make his Billown Course debut in the Manx Telecom Post TT Road Races on Saturday 12th June.

The likable thirty-one-year-old made his Island debut last year in the TT Supersport races taking 32nd place in the first race gaining a bronze replica, but unfortunately recorded a DNF in the second.

In fact 2009 was a debut year for Michal as he raced at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, Armoy and two events at Dundrod Northern Ireland, the Dundrod 150 and the Ulster Grand Prix.
At the Dundrod 150 Road Races, just prior to the Ulster Grand Prix the Czech recorded his first road race victory in the feature race, also setting a record lap in the process.

In all, in nine races, nine finishes at the above meetings in which he finished no lower than tenth – showing his prowess for 'racing between the hedges' – and finished the season in the top one-hundred in the Duke Road Races Rankings.

Riding for the AIR Kawasaki team, his first outing on the roads this year to date was at the traditional opening road race of the season in Northern Ireland, the Cookstown '100' at the end of April, where he notched up a seventh in the feature Cookstown '100' race and took second place on the 650cc SuperTwins race behind Ryan Farquhar.

Michal commented after that particular race: 'I tried hard to get closer to Ryan, but he was faster than me, I decided to keep my second place, and especially when you are a newcomer, you feel happy to be second behind the champion such as Ryan.'

For his debut ride at the Manx Telecom Post TT Road Races, Michal will race the Team AIR Kawasaki 650cc Suzuki in the eight lap SuperTwins Race.

Certainly on his past and current season's form of being able to quickly get the 'hang' of road courses new to him, the Czech State Television employee is set to impress on the 4.25-mile Billown Course and one to keep an eye on.

Michal Dokoupil will receive the usual warm 'Billown' welcome and is destined to become of the fans favourites!




Related Pictures

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Michal Dokoupil at Olivers Mount 2009
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Manx rider Dean Martin
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Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen in the Royal Victoria Hospital
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John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
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Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the North West 200
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
Malachi Mitchell-Thomas
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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200

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