Confirmed: Michael Dunlop Signs with BMW for IOMTT

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Officially official now, and despite his previous denial of the news, Michael Dunlop will be riding in the 2014 Isle of Man TT, and on a factory-backed BMW, no less.

A seven-time TT race winner, Dunlop’s star rose considerably higher in last year’s Isle of Man TT, and his absence from the 2014 gathering seemed unconscionable.

Thankfully TT fans will get to watch the nephew of Joey race again around the Mountain Course, as well as at other road racing events this year after all.

For the TT, Dunlop will compete on a BMW HP4 for the Superstock TT (in MD Racing colors), and on a BMW S1000RR for the two Superbike classes (in BMW Motorrad livery). Venerable BSB racing outfit Hawk Racing has partnered with Dunlop and BMW for Michael’s road racing season.

“I’m really pleased to have signed for such a strong and competitive team,” said Michael Dunlop. “The BMW S1000RR certainly has the speed for the TT and, with my experience, the support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport and Hawk Racing, I know we have a race-winning package.

“I really thought about sitting out this year, but I have found a team that I am really comfortable with and the support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport will make us a force to be reckoned with this year.”

Source: IOMTT