William Dunlop reunites with CD Racing for Yamaha supersport campaign

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William Dunlop will reunite with CD Racing, the team he first tasted four stroke victory with back in 2009, for the 2015 road racing season. The Yamaha-powered deal comes after his Tyco BMW squad’s switch to the German manufacturer, leaving him without 600cc machinery.

The R6 machine will be prepared by Yamaha race engineering master Marcus Eschenbacher, the man currently responsible for developing the new R1 for Yamaha Europe in cooperation with teams like Milwaukee Yamaha, whom Dunlop’s brother Michael will ride for.

Speaking to the Belfast Newsletter about the new deal, Dunlop also confirmed that the team’s plans are to sdo as many of the national road races as they can as well, meaning his appearance at events like Armoy and Skerries is probable.

“Having Marcus do the engines and being involved with Chris and Ivan Curran again is a great set-up for me. I won’t need much track time on the Yamaha to get up to speed because I know the bike so well and that’s one of the main reasons why I was keen to ride the R6 again, because it means I can go to the TT and focus everything on the Tyco BMWs for the big classes during practice week,”

Tyco BMW teammate Guy Martin annopunced earlier this week that he has penned a deal with 2014 TT winners Smiths Triumph to ride their supersport machines.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer