BMW big boys go into battle
With Michael Dunlop confirmed to remain with Buildbase BMW for 2016 the prospect of a Hutchy versus Dunlop BMW battle awaits.
And in the first instalment of the inevitable mindgames, Hutchinson says he is both surprised and reassured by Dunlop’s decision.
“Knowing what Michael is like, I would have thought with me going to BMW he would have chosen to ride something else this year,” he said.
“The fact that he hasn’t tells me something; that the BMW is the best bike to be on. Michael knows what he needs to win TTS and if he thought there was something that was better he would be on the better bike straight away.”