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Michael Dunlop hasn't ruled out Sidecar plans at TT

Dunlop has a Honda Fireblade for the Superbike class, plus a Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock machine and a Suzuki GSX-R600, previously raced in the British Supersport class by Marty Nutt.

"I know where I'm at with my Superstock bike because I've won races on it last year - it's fast and I have all my settings from last year, so we've a good start with the 'Stock bike," he added.

"That leaves me free to put my main efforts into the Superbike and the 600cc Suzuki. The Suzuki is a new bike for me, so I want to get it right. It was raced by Marty Nutt but we'll be building our own engine for it.

"We had the 600 Yamaha R6 at its maximum last year so the chance was
there to try something different so I thought we'd have a go at it."





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SIMON R - Unregistered

March 12, 2012 1:33 PM

Hiya Guys. Just a question about Michael Dunlop.Why is he riding for a team that he funds himself with a few sponsors,and not a full blown factory team that would get right behind him ala Martin,John Mc Etc.Do they not think he is good enough.Though he comes from good stock,he seems to be very close to the edge all of the time,were as his Dad & Uncle Joey were very much the opposite.Anyway off to the TT again this year I Think they all deserve bravery medals

Gman - Unregistered

March 13, 2012 4:42 PM

@ SIMON R. You are so right. Why this lad has not been snapped up is a mystery. Though maybe he just likes doing it his own way. Oh and now sidecars too. Wish I had the money to drop in his pocket, would be worth every penny. Awesome talent.... Go Michael



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