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Dunlop confirmed on Honda TT Legends machine at Ulster Grand Prix

'We've done a lot of work on the bike during the NW200 and the TT and we're in a good position now' - Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop will ride the Honda TT Legends Superbike at the Ulster Grand Prix in August.

Dunlop, who won four races at the Isle of Man TT this year, was originally only due to ride the machine at the North West 200 and TT, but the Ulsterman will now challenge for more Superbike glory on the CBR1000RR Fireblade at Dundrod.

The 24-year-old, a triple winner at the 2012 Ulster GP in the Superbike and Superstock races, will not be joined at Dundrod by Senior TT winner John McGuinness, who will compete instead in the Endurance World Championship round at Oschersleben in Germany, which clashes with the 'Prix'.

Dunlop said: “I'm looking forward to racing at the 'Ulster' on the Honda TT Legends superbike.

“We've done a lot of work on the bike during the NW200 and the TT and we're in a good position now.

“It rode lovely at the TT and we obviously brought home a win there so it would be good to do the same at the Ulster.”

Honda race team boss Neil Tuxworth said he was happy to see Dunlop race in the team's colours at Dundrod as the remainder of the Legends team competes in the Endurance World Championship round at Oschersleben in Germany.

“We know that Michael will do a great job in representing the TT Legends," said Tuxworth.

"He's had success at the Ulster GP in the past with six wins under his belt, so we wish him the best of luck and we'll be cheering him on from Germany."



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Michael Dunlop, Honda TT Legends
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Picture courtesy of Motorcycle News
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Newcomers prepare to leave the line at the Manx Grand Prix
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Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop on the Superstock podium at the Ulster Grand Prix
Lee Johnston at the Ulster Grand Prix
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AntG

June 14, 2013 9:23 AM

They have no chance of winning the championship because their current line up is not good enough to win races at WEC level, when your fastest rider on a circuit he's never been to is a man mainly known as a road racer then you're in trouble.

RidgeRacerHRC

June 14, 2013 1:06 AM

so then , what is the point of the tt legends competing in Endurance championship, if they lose dunlop who was the quickest, they yet again lose any chance of winning the championship. Seems like they should pack the Endurance stuff and just be a road team



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