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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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Michael Dunlop
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Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
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Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
Michael Rutter on the Smiths Triumph
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race
Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop shake hands at the Isle of Man TT after the second Supersport race
Michael Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda in the Supersport TT
John McGuinness on the Mugen machine at the Isle of Man TT

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