Dunlop to sit out Oulton BSB and Tandragee 100

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Four in a week TT winner Michael Dunlop will sit out this weekend’s action both on roads and circuits, as he continues to recover from the shoulder injury he picked up in the crash-filled qualifying session at the opening round of the MCE British Superbike Championship two weeks ago at Brands Hatch.
Dunlop damaged his shoulder in the crash, resulting inmedical treatment being required this week to release a trapped nerve. However, it didn’t stop the Northern Irishman from winning two races at the opening Irish road race of the year last weekend at Cookstown.
Dunlop will instead make his next outing on the factory BMW machines at the North West 200, starting on Tuesday week (13th May), as team boss Stuart Hicken confirmed: “Michael was to be racing this weekend as part of his practice, but after slipping off during qualifying at Brands Hatch, he’s sensibly resting up ahead of the North West 200 race. We’ll get him back for another round in due course, but his and the team’s focus is, of course, racing at the Isle of Man TT on the 75th anniversary of BMW Motorrad’s great victory.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer