Michael Dunlop has claimed victory in the opening Superbike race and the 'Race of Legends' at the Armoy Road Races less than one month on from breaking his pelvis at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

The Tyco BMW sustained his injury in a nasty high-side crash at the Southern 100 just 16 days ago but with the aid of crutches he returned to action at Armoy to storm to a dramatic victory in the Open race.

Dunlop, who started from fourth place on the grid, charged past the front-row starters to take the lead off Derek McGee at mid-race distance before pulling clear to secure his 18th career win at Armoy.

Derek Sheils got the better of McGee to claim second place on the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki, while Michael Sweeney’s late attack saw him take the final spot on the rostrum ahead of McGee.

Front-row start Thomas Maxwell recovered for fifth place ahead of Dominic Herbertson in sixth.

Dunlop doubled that feat with victory in the final race of the meeting, the 'Race of Legends' - his eighth successive triumph in the event to mark his 19th career win at Armoy.

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