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TT 2018: Dunlop: 'I think I can do 130mph Supersport lap'

Published: 04 June 2018

Michael Dunlop has said he thinks he can do a 130mph lap of the TT mountain course on his Supersport bike after annihilating his five-year-old circuit record in today’s Supersport race.

Dunlop took his 17th Isle of Man TT victory to become the joint-third most successful rider in TT history (with Dave Molyneux) behind only his Uncle Joey and John McGuinness.

His time of 129.197mph slowing into the pits shattered his existing record of 128.666mph, which he set the last time he rode a PTR Honda in 2013.

However, Ramsey to Ramsey Dunlop was above 129.5mph, showing there’s more to come from the little 600 but he insists he can go even quicker than that.

“Sure, 129mph is quick for a 600,” he said. “You have to be quick, these buggers sat next to me [Harrison and Hickman] are so quick you have to push if you’re going to win. The pace is hot and the sun is out, everyone is upping their game. Everyone is on good bikes now.

“I genuinely think I can do a 130mph lap… wait for it!” 

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