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Dunlop: Tyco BMW TT victory is primary objective

Ulster star William Dunlop and Guy Martin spearhead new Tyco BMW roads effort in 2015
William Dunlop says he has his best chance ever of challenging for an Isle of Man TT Superbike victory on the Tyco BMW next year.

Dunlop and Lincolnshire's Guy Martin have been retained by the Northern Ireland team to contest the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix, plus selected national race meetings in 2015.

The 29-year-old Ulsterman won his maiden international Superbike race in May after a thrilling duel with his brother Michael at the North West 200, but a TT triumph is what Dunlop really craves most on the S1000-RR next June.

“Moving to BMW is an exciting change and one I'm looking forward to,” he said.

“We all saw what the BMW S1000-RR was capable of achieving this season, so with the expertise of the guys at TAS Racing I'm pretty sure we can do a good job in 2015.

“I got my first international Superbike win this year and I'd really like more next year as it's the class to do it in,” he added.

“We have a top team and I'm happy to be working with Guy again at the TT, where I think together we can be even stronger with this exciting new package.”

Dunlop was right in the mix for a podium place in the blue riband Senior TT until a crash on the Mountain section of the course on lap three thwarted his chances.

However, the popular Northern Irishman took the positives from his early pace and now believes he has what it takes to match the very best in the Superbike and Senior races at the most revered road race in the world.

Dunlop is an international race winner in the Supersport class at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, but as yet there has been no official confirmation of whether Dunlop or Martin will ride in the 600cc races under the TAS Racing banner next season.

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December 18, 2014 8:10 AM

I think even if they have BMW power they'll still face an extremely tough battle against Michael Dunlop no matter what machinery he'll be running. Good luck to both though, would be good to see one of them win a TT on the 1000.


December 18, 2014 8:10 PM

chris56: Put a TV camera on the front of the bike to he can chase more publicity
That's a bit harsh. I don't think he has got a TT win in him (how many of us have!), but he's a special racer comfortable at 130 laps round the TT. And he's popular (not my cup of tea, no pun intended) and the fans like him, not his fault. Why not make TV shows and the like, I'm sure most of us would do if offered. It isn't harming anybody. Having visited the IOM for years, there's no doubt I meet fans who have come to see Guy Martin. He brought them to the sport. That can only be good for the sport.

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