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TT2014: Dunlop completes terrific treble

Michael Dunlop wins his 10th Isle of Man TT race to secure a hat-trick and joins event greats Giacomo Agostini and Stanley Woods on all-time winners' list
Michael Dunlop continued his sensational winning streak at the Isle of Man TT with another faultless victory in the second Supersport race on Wednesday to seal a treble.

The Ballymoney man has now won 10 times on the Mountain Course, joining event legends such as Giacomo Agostini and Stanley Woods on the all-time winners' list.

With Monday's winner Gary Johnson missing from the line-up, the race was set to be a duel between Dunlop on his MD Racing Honda and Kiwi Bruce Anstey (Valvoline Padgett's Honda).

And so it proved, with Anstey finishing second for the third time at the 2014 TT, 10 seconds behind Dunlop, who was joined on the rostrum by older brother William (Tyco Suzuki) in third place, 13.7 seconds further adrift after four laps.

Dunlop has also won the Superbike and Superstock races for BMW on the Mountain Course and has two more races to come in the Lightweight and blue riband Senior events on Friday.

Mar-Train Racing's Dean Harrison took a solid fourth ahead of James Hillier on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki, with Scottish rider Keith Amor sixth on his TT return on the Rig Deluge Honda.

Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes and Lee Johnston on the East Coast Honda were involved in an incident at Creg-ny-Baa on the final lap, with both escaping unharmed, although they were ruled out of the race.

There was drama during the pit-stops at the end of lap two when Grant Wagstaff's machine went on fire, forcing officials to close pit-lane until the situation was brought under control.

A number of riders who were forced to wait until pit-lane was opened will receive a time credit to take into consideration the amount of time they lost while the incident was dealt with.

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Michael Dunlop on his Supersport Honda at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during the Classic Superbike race at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey won the Lightweight race at the Classic TT on the Padgetts Honda RS250.
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during practice for the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop
Ian Lougher, Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston in the winners` enclosure following the 2015 500cc Classic TT
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
Ian Hutchinson leads Michael Dunlop in the Superbike class at the Ulster Grand Prix.
Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop in action at the Armoy Road Races.
Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100

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June 04, 2014 2:04 PM

What incredible form and focus from Michael this year. Astounding, especially when considering the quality of the field. The Senior should be an absolute cracker so long as the weather holds...


June 04, 2014 2:10 PM

good to see both the Dunlop boys on the podium. Michael if he keeps safe looks like he could emulate his uncle Joey or keep his record safe. I think five might be the order this year if he rides in the lightweight.

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