TT 2014: Dunlop makes it four in a week with Senior victory

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Michael Dunlop took his fourth Isle of Man TT win this week with a commanding win in the Senior TT on his BMW S1000RR this afternoon taking him into the all-time TT greats with 11 wins overall.

Despite an early challenge from his brother William Dunlop, Michael never really appeared to be under any real threat of losing the most prestigious of the TT races.
William ended up crashing at Graham's, the fast left-hander after Veranda on the Mountain section and was airlifted to hospital suffering from a suspected broken leg but he was reported as stable.

Michael took the win by a comfortable 14 seconds from local Isle of Man resident Conor Cummins on his Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade with fans favourite Guy Martin taking a third on his Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Fourth place went to Bruce Anstey who seemed to struggle with the blistering early race pace and only started to get into the kind of lap pace that saw him log a 132mph lap record last week much too late into the race. Firth place was taken by James Hillier, ahead of 21-times TT winner John McGuinness who was struggling with a broken wrist that has plagued him all through practice and race week.

Newcomer Peter Hickman stunned with a fastest lap record for a newcomer of 129.104mph; an all-time fastest lap for a racer competing in their first event.

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter