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Dunlop poised for BMW roads bow at Cookstown 100

New BMW signing Michael Dunlop is poised to have his maiden road race outing on a S1000RR at the Cookstown 100 in April
Michael Dunlop is set to make his first road racing appearance on a BMW S1000RR at the Cookstown 100 Irish national meeting in April.

Dunlop, who will ride a S1000RR Superstock machine in his own MD Racing livery this year plus a factory-supported Superbike in the official colours of the German manufacturer, is a hot favourite for the season-opener in Northern Ireland.

The seven-time Isle of Man TT winner is also due to contest the opening rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park before the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.

Dunlop may also take the chance to compete in the Supertwin class at the Cookstown 100 on the McAdoo Racing Kawasaki ER6. His 600cc Supersport machine will also run in his own MD Racing colours this season as Dunlop bids for another double in the class at the TT in June, where he won four races in a week in 2013.

The line-up at Cookstown also includes new Tyco Suzuki rider William Dunlop, although Guy Martin misses the event to compete in the Bol d'Or 24-Hour Endurance World Championship race, which takes place over the same weekend.

Opposition to the Dunlop brothers at Cookstown includes Michael Pearson on the Team Hotties Kawasaki ZX-10R, which has been prepared by MSS Racing, while Manx rider Dan Kneen is an interesting entry on John Burrows' Cookstown/BE Racing machines.

The popular Irish roads meeting will take place on Saturday, April 26.



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