Michael Dunlop set for 'balcony moment' at 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend

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Twenty nine-time Isle of Man TT winner, Michael Dunlop is set to appear at next weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in celebration of his record breaking road racing achievements.

Dunlop set a new record for the most ever race victories around the 37.73-mile Manx course at this year’s TT fortnight, taking over from his uncle Joey Dunlop’s 26-win tally.

He will be joined at the West Sussex motorsport event by fellow TT winners John McGuinness and Peter Hickman, with all three making runs up the iconic 1.16-mile hill climb across the weekend.

Michael Dunlop on Isle of Man TT course

Further riders confirmed include former grand prix riders Casey Stoner, Stefan Bradl, Mick Doohan, and Giacomo Agostini (also a 10-time Isle of Man TT winner) – with the event also celebrating 75 years of GP racing.

“The Festival of Speed has long been known as the place to see some of the biggest names in motorsport and I’m delighted that, just a few weeks after he claimed his record-breaking 29th Isle of Man TT victory, Michael Dunlop will be making his debut at the event,” The Duke of Richmond, founder of the Festival of Speed, said.

“Fans will be able to celebrate his superlative achievements with a balcony moment on Saturday, while an array of TT winners and bikes will take to the Hill across the weekend.”

Michael Dunlop kissing a trophy at the Isle of Man TT

Taking place at 12:20, the ’balcony moment’ will give fans and fellow racers the chance to celebrate Michael’s achievements from a vantage point at the front of Goodwood House. Previous motorcycle racers celebrated in the same way also include nine-time Grand Prix world champion, Valentino Rossi.

“Here at Goodwood, we always take the opportunity to celebrate significant anniversaries, and we’re incredibly excited to be marking 75 years of Grand Prix motorcycle racing at this year’s Festival of Speed,” The Duke continued. “A fantastic lineup of World Champions will be taking to the Hill.”

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place from July 11-14, with only limited tickets available for Thursday remaining. A live stream of the event will also take place on YouTube for those unable to attend. For more details, visit the Goodwood website now.