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Dunlop fastest of Honda TT Legends riders on day one

'I'm learning the track and we're making good progress with the bike' - Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop made an instant impact on his debut at Le Mans yesterday, setting the fastest lap by the Honda TT Legends team ahead of the famous 24 Hours race.

Dunlop lapped in 1m 39.486s, but his time did not count towards the team's provisional qualifying position of eighth place as the Ulsterman was the fourth listed rider.

The team's other riders, John McGuinness, Michael Rutter and Simon Andrews, combined to provide an average time of 1m 39.794s, with only 0.1s preventing the team from securing a top five position.

Seven-time Isle of Man TT winner Dunlop said: “It's been a good day for the team overall as we achieved what we set out to achieve. I'm learning the track and we're making good progress with the bike.

“We just need to find a bit more tomorrow to get a bit higher on the time-sheet.”

McGuinness added: “A good start really. We're definitely in the ball park. All four riders are within 0.4 of each other and we can only improve so I think we'll be in a good strong position to start the race.

“The weather was good, the bike is good and the team is in great spirits.”
Final qualifying concludes today.

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