Michael Dunlop has announced in the last moment that he will leave Milwaukee Yamaha and therefore he will not race the team’s R1 for the Tourist Trophy 2015. Instead Dunlop will race in the Tourist Trophy on his BMW S1000R.
It seems Michale Dunlop’s decision is based on the not so rewarding pace that he managed in the practice run. After three practice sprints the Dunlop’s R1 managed only a 124.519mph top speed and therefore the 11 times winner of the TT decided to put an end to the collaboration with Milwaukee Yamaha. In comparison with Dulop’s speed, Bruce Anstey managed a 128.641mph lap on his Honda CBR1000RR .
Dunlop states: “I cant thank Shaun Muir enough for his support bringing me into the team and I am genuinely sorry to be making this decision but unfortunately I don’t think we have got enough time left with the sessions that we have already lost at the TT to be truly competitive and get the bike to the level we need in order to win races here.”
For the 2015 edition of the Tourist Trophy, Michael Dunlop will use the BMW S1000R for the Super-bike, Superstock and Senior TT challenges while for the Supersport events, Dunlop will use a Honda CBR 600RR