Tyco Suzuki Signs William Dunlop for ‘Big 3’ Races

Tyco Suzuki's William Dunlop
Tyco Suzuki's William Dunlop
Tyco Suzuki’s William Dunlop

2014 International Road Racing Series

The man who joined the Superbike “130mph Club” at this year’s Isle of Man TT, Ireland’s William Dunlop, has signed with Tyco Suzuki for the 2014 International Road Racing season.

Dunlop will join TT icon Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki team in the “Big Three” International Road Races – the Isle of Man TT, the North West 200, and the Ulster Grand Prix.

Besides these big races, the 28-year-old rider of Ballymoney will also join Martin at the Southern 100 in July. During all races, Dunlop and Martin will pilot Suzuki GSX-R machinery.

At the 2013 Isle of Man TT, Dunlop took a podium in the Supersport Race 1. He also was victorious at the Supersport race in the Ulster Grand Prix.

William Dunlop (TYCO Suzuki GSX-R1000) says: “Now that I have it all signed off I’m pretty excited to be honest. 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 (TYCO Suzuki Team Manager) says: “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.”