03/06/2013

Michael Dunlop Secures Seventh TT Win

Sorrymate.com send Michael Dunlop, who we sponsor, a huge congratulations for his fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh Isle of Man TT wins so far this season.

His fourth victory for the week came in the second Supersport event on Wednesday beating Bruce Anstay yet again by 2.3 seconds. Dunlop beat his own race record and set a new lap record of 128.667mph. John McGuinness took third in this race, just ahead of William Dunlop, Michael’s older brother.

Dunlops third victory this year, and his sixth overall (surpassing his late father’s five victories) came as he gained a 10 second lead in the Superstock event ahead of Gary Johnson in second place, and John McGuinness in third. Johnson had a lead of 3 seconds in the second lap but a remarkable final lap secured Dunlop a 16.5 second lead to win the race.

Dunlop secured his fifth TT victory in the first Supersport race of the week today with a 10 second advantage over second place winner, Bruce Anstay, and a further 13 seconds ahead of his brother, William.

The Supersport race was a successful event for the Dunlop brothers with William securing the fastest lap at 127.52mph on his second circuit, just short of his personal record.

During Sunday’s Superbike race, the 24 year old gained a comfortable 41 second lead on his opponents Cameron Donald, who took second place, and John McGuinness in third, a further 41 seconds behind Donald.

The six lap Superbike event marked Dunlop’s first win in the premier ‘big bike’ class on his Honda Fireblade.

The race was also a success for third place McGuinness, however, who secured a new lap record at 131.67mph on the Mountain Course in his final circuit.

Dunlop, who had expressed some doubts after last weeks practice sessions, described his victory as “just fantastic, a dream come true”. He then went on to say “It hasn’t sunk in yet. It really is something special to win this race”. He then stated that he has no concerns over the rest of the races this week.

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