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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 is set to ride a Honda RC213V-S at the Isle of Man TT
Ryan Farquhar with his wife Karen in the Royal Victoria Hospital
Conor Cummins will race for Padgett`s Honda in the Supersport and Superstock races at the Isle of Man TT.
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW in the Superstock race at the North West 200
Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the North West 200
Ivan Lintin on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki at the North West 200
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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the North West 200
Ryan Farquhar and Dan Cooper at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates winning his 16th North West 200 in the Supersport race from Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp.
Alastair Seeley on the Briggs BMW Superbike at the North West 200.

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