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Michale Dunlop taken to hospital after crash in Solo championship race

The grand finale of the 2010 Southern 100 had to be red flagged after a crash involving Michael Dunlop.
Michael Dunlop, who has claimed three wins in the 2010 Southern 100, has been taken to hospital after a crash in the Solo Championship race.

With victories in the opening 1000cc event, Tuesday night's 60cc race and this morning's 600cc contest, Dunlop was a favourite for honours in the traditional finale to racing around the 4.25-mile Billown circuit.

The red flag came out on lap five and organisers confirmed it was due to an incident involving Dunlop.

He was taken to the Isle of Man's Noble's Hospital, but the organisers said there were no apparent injuries and the trip to hospital was for precautionary check-up only.

The Solo Championship race will now be decided over two four-lap legs, with the result based on aggregate times. The second leg will run after the sidecar championship race.



Related Pictures

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Michael Dunlop masters the wet conditions to claim victory in the Total Oils Senior Race at the 2010 Southern 100 (Alan Armstrong)
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.
William Dunlop on the IC Racing Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the bottom of the Barregarrow during TT practice.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki during practice for the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams BMW at the North West 200
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.
William Dunlop on the Temple Golf Club Yamaha R1.

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JMM - Unregistered

July 15, 2010 9:14 PM

Why does everyone slag Michael off so much? Yeah he rides hard & does slide a bit but he's already said he is in control and would never put any other rider at risk. He also said if he crashed it was his problem & he wouldnt blame anybody else. he is great to watch and a down to earth nice lad. Unless you have ridden in the circumstances he has then I don't see anyone is fit to judge him. He knows what he is doing



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