Michael Dunlop has sustained a suspected pelvis fracture in an incident during the Senior race at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

The Tyco BMW rider high-sided off at Castletown Bridge during the second lap of Thursday’s Senior race while in second place chasing eventual winner Dean Harrison.

Dunlop was admitted to Nobles Hospital on the Isle of Man suffering with a minor fracture to his pelvis before being discharged following treatment.

The injury ruled Dunlop out of the remainder of the Southern 100 races, which saw Harrison take a sweep of six wins this week.

Dunlop will now face a race against time to be fit for next month’s Ulster Grand Prix.

The 19-time Isle of Man TT winner has endured a year blighted by injury, having crashed at the Donegal International Rally and suffered shoulder and wrist knocks earlier this month – while he went into the TT battling a wrist injury.

Harrison has become the third most successful rider at the Southern 100 thanks to his six wins at this year’s event to boost his career tally to 23 overall victories.