Dunlop to Tyco Suzuki

Posted: 13 Nov 2013

William Dunlop

Talented 28-year-old road racer William Dunlop has just signed with Tyco Suzuki for 2014 and will take on next season’s ‘big three’ international road races: the North West 200; Isle of Man TT; and Ulster Grand Prix alongside road racing fans’ favourite Guy Martin.

As part of his commitment to the team, the 28-year-old Ballymoney rider will also take part in a number of national road races during 2014, as well as the Southern 100, aboard the GSX-R600.

Dunlop, who comes from long line of two-wheel sportsmen,enjoyed a successful 2013 on the roads, including a Supersportpodium at the Isle of Man TT and victory at the Ulster Grand Prix. He is now looking to the 2014 Pure Roads Racing season with optimism. “Now that I have it all signed off I’m pretty excited to be honest,” he said. “I know how fast the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600 is having followed Guy Martin this year at the Southern 100, and his results on the Superbike at the Ulster Grand Prix speak for themselves.

“I never expected to be riding for Hector and Philip this year, but it just shows you what can happen in racing, and now that I am, I can’t wait to get started.”

Philip Neill, Team Manager, added:“We are very pleased to complete our road racing line-up for 2014. It was a fairly last minute agreement with William, but one that we are delighted to announce, and our goal is now to help him achieve his first Isle of Man TT victory in 2014. As well as the three internationals, we will also compete in a number of national events with him next season.

“He’s a very talented rider and I believe he’s now at the right stage of his career to challenge for victories at all three internationals, and not just in the 600 class I might add, as he’s also a very good Superbike rider.”