Northern Ireland road racing juggernaut Michael Dunlop's hopes of competing in the Sidecar TT in June remain a possibility depending on the availability of funding.
Dunlop successfully tested a Sidecar outfit at Jurby on the Isle of Man last November with Dan Sayle in the passenger seat and outlined his desire to try his luck in the class at the TT.
After announcing his plans for 2012 this week, with Dunlop joining forces with McAdoo Racing under the Michael Dunlop Racing umbrella, he said: “As far as the Sidecar race goes at the TT I'm not sorted out yet because I haven't got all the funds gathered up that I need.
“I still need to try and get some money in to run the whole thing but if something else comes up I'll go for it because I'm behind Dan [Sayle] and we get on well."
The 23-year-old will make his debut in the Supertwin class in 2012 as he joins a quality entry at the Relentless International North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.
Dunlop will ride a Kawasaki ER6 but was keen to point out that his Supertwin commitments will take a back seat as he sets off in pursuit of more success on the big international stage.
Last year, he added his second TT victory in the Superstock race on the Mountain course and completed a hat-trick at the Ulster Grand Prix to cap a magnificent season, which also included victory in the feature race at the Southern 100.
"I'll ride a Supertwin ER6 at the North West, TT and Ulster Grand Prix but I'm not going to get too caught up in it because I'm concentrating on the big bikes - that's the most important thing for me.
"I might give it a run out at some of the national races but I'll not be putting too much into it because I've other more important things to think about."