Wins for Dunlop brothers at NW200

Published Saturday, 17 May 2014
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There were wins for William and Michael Dunlop in three of Saturday's five races at the North West 200.

Wins for Dunlop brothers at NW200
Michael Dunlop celebrates victory in the Superstock. (© Pacemaker)

William Dunlop narrowly beat his brother to take victory in the first of the day's two Superbike races before Michael Dunlop went on to win the Superstock and second Superbike event.

Speaking after the day's races, Michael said: "We came here with no time whatsoever on the bikes and we beat BSB riders like Alastair Seeley and Josh Brookes.

"We did it in the wet and in the dry today and this means that I have now won International road races on BMW's, Kawasakis, Yamahas and Hondas."

Michael Dunlop was also given the Man of the Meeting award, while Peter Hickman took the Best Newcomer award.

Saturday's opening Supersport event was won by Bruce Anstey of New Zealand who finished ahead of Conor Cummins and Gary Johnson.

An exciting Superbike race followed with William Dunlop clinching the victory with a time of 24:02.051 to beat his brother Michael on 24:02.571. Conor Cummins was third.

Lee Johnston of Northern Ireland took the chequered flag in the Supertwins race ahead of Michael Dunlop and James Cowton.

Michael Dunlop then got his first win of the day in the Superstock race - he was declared the winner after the race was stopped following a crash on the approach to Metropole.

He then went on to win the second Superbike race ahead of Josh Brookes in second and Alastair Seeley in third.

© UTV News
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2 Comments
martyn in wrexham wrote (225 days ago):
road racing rules
Port in Coleraine wrote (225 days ago):
Gr8 days raceing am sure all fans were happy, and hopefully andrews as speedy recovery
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