NW200: Michael Dunlop on Superbike mission

Michael Dunlop will start Saturday's Superbike races at the North West 200 from pole position on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR

Michael Dunlop will start Saturday's Superbike races at the North West 200 from pole position on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR

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Michael Dunlop will take his place on the grid on Saturday at the Vauxhall International North West 200 with a burning desire to cover himself in glory in the blue riband Superbike races.

The Ballymoney rider earned his first four-stroke victory on the Triangle circuit in last year’s weather-hit second Supersport race and is now after the Holy Grail of a premier class triumph on his factory-backed BMW Motorrad S1000RR.

Dunlop only sat on the German machine for the first time on Tuesday after riding the British Superbike version in the Buildbase colours at Brands Hatch, but the 25-year-old clocked a new unofficial Superbike lap record on his last lap to grab pole position during Thursday’s final qualifying session on the north coast.

 

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