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Michael Dunlop in Buildbase BMW deal for 2016

Michael Dunlop has signed for Hawk Racing to ride the Buildbase BMW in the Superbike and Superstock classes in 2016 at the international road races.
Eleven-time TT winner Michael Dunlop will once again join forces with Hawk Racing for the international road races in 2016.

The Ulsterman will ride the Buildbase BMW S1000RR in the Superbike at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.

Last year, the 26-year-old crashed out of a certain podium place on the final lap of the RST Superbike race but bounced back to set his fastest ever TT lap at 132.515mph later in the week in the flagship Senior TT.

Dunlop is also set to ride in several MCE British Superbike rounds, including Silverstone and Oulton Park.

"I'm coming back to the TT to win again. I gave it my best last year but the Superbike crash wasn't the best preparation for the Senior," Dunlop said.

"My last lap at the TT reminded everyone what I can do and with these boys behind me I'm ready to race properly again."

Steve Hicken, Team Manager, added: "We're delighted to have Michael back on board for 2016. We know what we have to do to get him back on the top step and with a proper lead time to prepare this year we're looking forward to helping him achieve his ambitions.”

Related Pictures

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Michael Dunlop on the Buildbase BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.

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February 12, 2016 11:27 PM

Going to be an awesome TT. If everyone is fit, it will be very competitive.M Dunlop, W Dunlop, McGuinness, Hutchinson, Anstey, Hickman, Hillier, Cummins, Johnson no Guy Martin. Pity. Bring it on.

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