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William Dunlop unveiled at Tyco Suzuki

'I never expected to be riding for Hector and Philip this year but it just shows you what can happen in racing' - William Dunlop
William Dunlop has teamed up with Guy Martin in the Tyco Suzuki colours for the main international road races next season.

Dunlop, a winner this year at the Ulster Grand Prix in the Supersport class, will ride a full stable of GSX-R machines at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old from Ballymoney will also contest the Southern 100 plus selected national road races in Ireland.

Dunlop, who set his first 130mph lap at the TT from a standing start in the Senior race in June, said: "Now that I have it all signed off I'm pretty excited to be honest.

"I know how fast the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600 is having followed Guy Martin this year at the Southern 100 and his results on the Superbike at the Ulster Grand Prix speak for themselves.

“I never expected to be riding for Hector and Philip this year but it just shows you what can happen in racing and now that I am, I can't wait to get started.”

Team principal Philip Neill added: "We are very pleased to complete our road racing line-up for 2014. It was a fairly last minute agreement with William, but one that we are delighted to announce and our goal is now to help him achieve his first Isle of Man TT victory in 2014.

“He's a very talented rider and I believe he's now at the right stage of his career to challenge for victories at all three internationals and not just in the 600 class I might add, as he's also a very good Superbike rider.”



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William Dunlop has signed with Tyco Suzuki for the 2014 road races
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
Malachi Mitchell-Thomas
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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.

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PatrickD

November 12, 2013 11:38 PM

Wow. Musical chairs wouldn't quite describe this year's post season. William is quiet and understated, whereas tyco are gobby. Not sure that they'll mesh. Now. Where will Michael and ConRod land? Are there seats left? Or will there be a new team coming over the horizon...?



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