William Dunlop

Age 31 Best fin­ish 2nd Fastest lap 130.853mph

Motorcycle News (UK) - - TT 2017 PREVIEW -

After a shaky start to the sea­son when he didn’t have a su­per­bike to race, the Bal­ly­money man put in some fine per­for­mances at the re­cent North West 200. A run­ner-up slot on his IC/ Caf­frey Rac­ing Yamaha R6 ahead of brother Michael was the best re­sult of the day but he also en­joyed ninth and 11th place fin­ishes on the ex Mar-train Yamaha R1 now branded in Tem­ple Golf Club liv­ery.

“I am over the moon with the 600cc ride,” the 31-year-old said after tak­ing the race to cir­cuit spe­cial­ist Alas­tair See­ley be­fore rain brought his chal­lenge to a pre­ma­ture end.

“It was good to be run­ning at the front again in this com­pany.”

Although he has beaten his younger sib­ling at al­most ev­ery venue they have raced, TT suc­cess has so far eluded William. His best chance at this year’s event will prob­a­bly be in the 600cc races. In that class he has fin­ished on the podium three times.

‘I AM OVER THE MOON WITH THE 600cc RIDE. IT WAS GOOD TO BE RUN­NING AT THE FRONT AGAIN IN THIS COM­PANY’

William is fast but will 2017 be his year?

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