The nephew of Joey Dunlop has come into his own now as a racer, taking many of the race victories in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and with a good ride underneath him, a sweep of the TT races is not outside the realm of possibilities.
Again we get a late answer, as we have news today that Michael Dunlop has signed with the Milwaukee Yamaha team for the 2015 Isle of Man TT.
According to the deal, the top Yamaha team will be providing a full-spec Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike for Michael Dunlop for the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races, as well as the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.
In the most recent seasons, the Milwaukee Yamaha team has been limited by the aging R1 platform, but with Yamaha debuting the cutting-edge 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, Dunlop could have one of the most potent racing packages on Glencrutchery Road, come race-day.
“I’ve gone on record as saying that I’ll only race if the package is right and in the Milwaukee Yamaha team I’m confident in both the bike and the support team that will be in place,” said Michael Dunlop. “We’ve already had a look at the bike that I’ll be riding and the early indications are really good but I’m looking forward just to getting out on the track and testing it properly.”