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William Dunlop among favourites for Supersport TT glory

'I come to the TT to win – that's the reason I'm here – so I'll give it my best shot but it won't be easy' - William Dunlop
Northern Ireland's William Dunlop is bidding to win his maiden Isle of Man TT race in Monday's first Supersport race.

The Wilson Craig Honda rider has been consistently fast on his CBR6000RR during practice, clocking the fastest speed at 126mph.

He starts the race as the slight favourite, but faces stiff opposition from brother Michael, plus team-mate Cameron Donald, John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts Hondas and last year's winner Gary Johnson.

Last month, Dunlop was victorious in the Supersport class at the North West 200 when he defeated reigning British champion Alastair Seeley and he would love to add a TT success to his growing list of achievements.

“I'm feeling a bit of pressure, but I'll just go out and do my thing and whatever happens, happens,” he told the Belfast News Letter.

“I just want to try and get my first win at the TT out of the way and if I could do that it would be brilliant and it'd set us up for the rest of the week.

“I come to the TT to win – that's the reason I'm here – so I'll give it my best shot but it won't be easy.”

Dunlop is also among the major challengers in the Superstock race, when his brother Michael plus Ryan Farquhar spearhead a strong Northern Ireland challenge.

McGuinness, Guy Martin, Donald, Anstey and Gary Johnson will also be gunning for victory in the production-based class on the Mountain course.







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William Dunlop - Wilson Craig Honda [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Bruce Anstey won the Lightweight race at the Classic TT on the Padgetts Honda RS250.
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during practice for the Classic TT.
Ian Lougher, Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston in the winners` enclosure following the 2015 500cc Classic TT
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Senior TT.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Daley Mathison were the top three in the SES TT Zero race.
Bruce Anstey won the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen.
Ian Hutchinson o the Team Traction Control Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha in the second Monster Energy Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.

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