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Dunlop secures trio of Ulster GP wins

The chance of winning all five of the races he entered fell away on the sighting lap of the main event when his Superbike engine let him down. He rushed back to the startline, jumped on his Superstock machine and completed the race in a creditable seventh place.

The final Superbike race of the day was also completed on the nearer road specification machine, with seventh place again being the best that could be achieved.

With these wins, another Dunlop is added to the roll call of winners at the Ulster Grand Prix, following the footsteps of his father Robert, an Ulster GP winner on nine occasions, and his Uncle Joey, who has a staggering 24 wins to his name.

by Graham Edwards



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Michael Dunlop - Street Sweep Kawasaki [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Michael Dunlop - Street Sweep Kawasaki [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Michael Dunlop - Street Sweep Kawasaki
Michael Dunlop - Street Sweep Kawasaki [Pic credit: IOM Media]
William Dunlop will ride for the Davies Motorsport Team at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the feature Superbilke race the Armoy Road Races from Guy Martin and Dean Harrison
Glenn Irwin and Christian Elkin with Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, and Supertwins race sponsors Maxwell Freight
William Dunlop leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils in the feature Superbike race at the Walderstown Road Races
Guy Martin celebrates winning the Solo Championship race with Dan Kneen andIvan Lintin
Guy Martin at the Southern 100
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco BMW

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sneekyjournos - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 2:16 PM

Michael has been amazing this year. His bravery has never been in doubt, his racecraft has been coming on strong over the last few seasons, and now he has filled out and has the strength to take that superbike and wring its neck, he's become the most complete road racer in the world. (imho)



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