Michael Dunlop is eyeing Senior glory at the Isle of Man TT races in June after confirming his plans for the 2012 international road racing season.
Dunlop has joined forces with Northern Ireland team McAdoo Racing to push for international success under the Michael Dunlop Racing umbrella.
His top priority this year remains the Isle of Man TT races, where the 23-year-old's ambition is to win the showpiece Senior race and Dunlop feels he has his best chance yet of achieving that aim in June as he reverts back to Honda power with a 2012 Fireblade provided by Hunts Motorcycles Manchester.
“The Honda should be as good as anything else out there. I've managed to get some special parts for it through Clive Padgett and I'm working on building it at the moment. I'm going to make sure the bike is good and the main thing is that it's fast and obviously reliability is important at the TT as well.
"The main thing for me is to get the big bike right because my aim is to try and win the Senior at the TT."
Double TT winner Dunlop will ride a Honda CBR1000-RR Superbike, a Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock machine and a GSX-R600 Suzuki, which was previously raced by Marty Nutt in the British Supersport Championship.
He will also have a Kawasaki ER6 Supertwin, which is one of four Kawasaki machines supplied by McAdoo Racing, including a ZX-10R Superstock bike, a ZX-10R as a spare Superbike and a ZX-6R as a back-up Supersport bike.
McAdoo Racing, also providing Dunlop with two race transporters and bringing their own sponsor GO Forecourt to the table, is celebrating 30 years in the sport this season and Dunlop would love nothing more than to reward team owner Winston McAdoo with international success, particularly at the TT.
"I'm glad to be working with McAdoo Racing and I'd like to try and give Winston McAdoo a win at the TT this year because it's their 30th anniversary of racing this year. The team is called Michael Dunlop Racing and everyone has chipped in to keep the show on the road," he added.
"There are no big egos in the team and everyone is playing their part. McAdoo Racing are heavily involved in all of the bikes, including the Honda Superbike and the 600cc Suzuki - and their logo is on all the bikes. I've also got a lot of help from John Brown at Hunts Motorcycles in Manchester, who has supplied me with a 2012 Fireblade.