Tourist Trophy – Video TT2016: Dunlop’s all-time dash cam record –

TT2016 video: Dunlop’s all-time dash cam record

Tourist Trophy - Video TT2016: Dunlop's all-time on-board camera record -

Last Saturday, Michael Dunlop didn’t just win the first race of the Tourist Trophy 2016. He also became the first motorcycle rider to complete the Isle of Man in under 17 minutes. Here is the proof, in video…

The previous tour record for the Tourist Trophy belonged to John McGuinness: the English rider had covered the 60 km of the Snaefell Moutain Course "in 17 ‘03.567 on the handlebars of his CBR1000RR Fireblade, during the race he had won..

Signed a year ago, this new reference has not withstood more than one race. She did not in fact resist the fierce desire of Michael Dunlop to erase his disappointment of 2015: winner of eight races in 2013 and 2014, "MD" had only completed one event last year, at second place in the second Supersport race…

This year therefore, the son of the late Robert Dunlop – and nephew of the legendary Joey – landed on the Isle of Man with the firm intention of winning, in particular against Ian Hutchinson, winner in 2015 of the two Supersport races and that of Superstock … And winner of all "solo" races in 2010 !

Last Saturday, it was Michael who had the upper hand (read). The Northern Irish rider was so motivated that he set a new absolute lap record, the first under 17 minutes (16 ‘58.254, see the video below). He also set the new record for the event: 1h 44min 14.259sec to complete the six laps of the SBK race.

Who’s the King ?

Let us mention in passing another great performance: the video of Michael Dunlop’s record lap posted by the new promoter and organizer of the Tourist Trophy (Vision Nine Group) exceeded 150,000 views in 24 hours. That of the Dorna summarizing the MotoGP race in Catalunya won by Rossi Himself generated 100,000 … in two days.

Thanks to this victory, Michael equaled Ian in terms of the number of victories in "TiTi": 11 everywhere! But "Hutchy" reacted quickly: this Monday, the n ° 4 won the first Supersport "round" and the only Superstock race, raising his counter to 13 successes (read)

The fight promises to intensify between Michael Dunlop – downgraded in SSP1 then forced to retire in STK – and Ian Hutchinson, during the second Supersport race scheduled today (Wednesday) and during the grand final of the Superbike "Senior "Friday … With new records at stake ?!

We can imagine it, because John McGuinness, Dean Harrison, James Hillier, Peter Hickman, Michael Rutter, David Johnson or even Bruce Anstey – who can be seen on his RCV at the start of Dunlop’s canon lap – will also ride for the win. and will push Michael and Ian to their limits … Results to follow on MNC: stay tuned !

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