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Images from the 2017 Pokerstars Senior TT - 9th June
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Dunlop wraps TT 2017 with Superbike domination

Jun 102017

He promised to save the best until last, and sure enough he delivered. Michael Dunlop defied all critics to secure his 15th career TT win with a dominant victory in the 2017 Isle of Man Senior TT.
 

After the podium, and celebrating his second successive Senior TT win in two years, Dunlop told us: “It’s a brand new motorbike, and to win this race on it really is fantastic. We’ve made the impossible, possible.

 

“When we were leading the first Superbike race on Sunday and then had to stop because of technical problems it was quite a low point. But all of the team from Suzuki and all of the boys worked so hard to pull things back and get the bike running properly again. It’s a big tick in the box for me – to come and win with a new manufacturer and break the dominance of the others. I said to Suzuki before this, if you give me the bike; I’ll do everything I can to win on it.

 

“After the first race, we sat down and figured out what we needed to change to keep the bike running. It’s a real credit to the bike, the team, and everyone that has helped get us to this point. There’s so much more to come as well – we backed down the power, just to get to the finish. I don’t think people appreciate how little distance the bike has done. From what we had at the North West 200 it’s a completely different bike to what we have here. We changed the chassis just before the first Superbike race, and then we only got one lap in that race, and another single lap in practice after that! It’s just fantastic – this is the race everyone wants, and we’ve done it!”

 

 

All in Hutchy now has a whopping 16 TT wins to his name – making him the fourth most successful rider in history to compete in the famous road race - as well as holding the most Superstock TT wins of any rider. We wish him a super fast recovery, and look forward to seeing him back in action tearing up the road courses and short circuits again soon.

 

Finishing results from the 6-lap Pokerstars Senior TT are available here, while all the results and times from the 2017 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy are available, here.

 

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