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TT2014: Dunlop relieved as brother released from hospital

Senior TT winner Michael Dunlop says his brother William 'matters more than any racing' after the Tyco Suzuki rider was involved in a spill at Graham Memorial
Michael Dunlop was a relieved man after learning that his brother William had escaped relatively unscathed after a spill in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT.

Dunlop came off his Tyco Suzuki at Graham Memorial on the third lap of the race and was airlifted to Nobles Hospital with a suspected broken leg.

He was later released on Friday and it is understood sustained only ankle fractures and bruising as a result of the spill.

BMW rider Dunlop, who won the Senior race to secure his second successive four-timer and his 11th win on the Mountain Course, said: “More important than anything today is that my brother William is okay after his crash. We have rivalry, and people like to push that story, but that man matters more to me than any racing.

“The Senior TT race is the only one I've not won before at the Isle of Man and it's very special to have won it today. I've given BMW Motorrad three wins here and we've repeated their victory in the Senior TT in 1939.

“At the start of this fortnight people were saying I was mad to be here on an unproven bike. I think now nobody will doubt the BMW S1000RR,” he added.

“The whole package is fantastic and the team have been brilliant. For BMW Motorrad to have built a bike that can come here for the first time, to survive six race laps without missing a beat, and to win... that is amazing.”

Dunlop joins Steve Hislop and Phillip McCallen with 11 victories at the legendary road race.



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phillip.kelly.334

June 06, 2014 8:39 PM

Threw all the last 3 weeks everyone in the press has slated his respect for his brother this proves all you totally wrong,,,,, ''in his words i couldnt give a **** about this race as long as my brother is safe'' top bloke and a talented one at that....



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