Michael Dunlop Back in Racing

Rennie Scaysbrook | February 1, 2019

Michael Dunlop Back in Racing—Michael Dunlop will return to the roads in 2019. The 18-time Isle of Man TT winner, third on the all-time winner list behind John McGuinness and his uncle, the late Joey Dunlop, will pilot a TAS BMW S 1000 RR in the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix events, the same team he rode for in 2018.

Michael Dunlop Back in Racing

Michael Dunlop back in racing
After a tragic 2018, Michael Dunlop is back with Tyco BMW for 2019.

“I’m looking forward to working with the TAS Racing boys again this year,” Dunlop said in a statement. “We grabbed a Superbike TT win last year, which was a good start and the goal this year will be to go after both the Superbike and Senior TT wins. BMW has launched a new bike, which I should be riding in a few weeks’ time. With the added improvements to the package and a second season with the same team, we should be in a good place to go after both the big wins on the Island.”

The 2018 season was a tragic one for the Dunlop family, as Michael’s older brother William was killed during practice for the 2018 Skerries 100 on a Yamaha YZF-R1, joining father Robert and uncle Joey as riders who lost their lives racing on the roads.

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.