Michael Dunlop in winning form at TT

Published Monday, 03 June 2013
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Ballymoney's Michael Dunlop has taken three wins at this year's Isle of Man TT - making a career tally of six and surpassing the five race wins secured by his dad Robert on the island circuit.

Michael Dunlop in winning form at TT
Michael Dunlop celebrates success on the Isle of Man. (© Pacemaker)

Michael took the wins in both Monday's Supersport and Superstock events.

In the day's first race, the Supersports, he led by 10 seconds over second-placed Kiwi Bruce Anstey and his brother William in third.

"Michael caught me and all I could do was sit behind him," Anstey, who is suffering from a heavy cold, admitted during the press conference after the race.

"I just got my head down," Michael, who also clocked up the race's fastest lap at 127.52mph, said.

"It was good to have Bruce behind me - it keeps your concentration right."

Both Dunlop brothers were back in action in the afternoon's four-lap Superstock event, with Michael again leading the way.

He also set himself a new lap record of 131.220mph during the final lap, on his way to winning out over second-placed Gary Johnson and John McGuinness in third.

Michael's successes on the Isle of Man circuit come after Sunday's emotional victory in the opening Superbike race.

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6 Comments
IOM in IOM wrote (537 days ago):
Well done Michael , great to see something good coming from Northern Ireland !
race fan in ards wrote (537 days ago):
you have done this wee country proud, good luck to you.
David in Millisle wrote (538 days ago):
Keep 'er lit Micky Boy
john in downpatrick wrote (539 days ago):
Wow Michael, total respect to you. God bless the Dunlop family,the greatest sporting family this island has ever known. Long may it continue!
big "c" in ballyclare wrote (539 days ago):
well done michael ian hutchys is a possible match but if anyone can mate you can keep her lit....
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