William Dunlop & MSS Performance Kawasaki
William Dunlop – the nephew of the late Joey Dunlop who holds the most TT wins with 26 – will receive support from MSS Performance during the 2016 Isle of Man TT.
The 30-year-old Dunlop will pilot an MSS Performance prepped 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R superstock machine in the Superbike TT and RL360 Superstock race. William Dunlop will also compete in the North West 200, the Ulster Grand Prix, Irish National road races, and select Superstock races in the British Superbike Championship.
Heading up the work on the redesigned 2016 ZX-10R is MSS’ Nick Morgan. The ZX-10R has won the National Superstock crown the past two season, including Danny Buchan’s dominate win in 2014.
William’s efforts in 2016 will be co-ordinated with CD Racing who will be running the Ulsterman on a variety of machinery.
William Dunlop says: “If I’m really honest I wasn’t too sure about Superstock but when I heard we had the option of running with Nick and understood the whole package I became really positive. I’m excited to be doing it properly with testing and some BSB rounds, which will mean I’ll be sharp for the TT.
“Chris Dowds of CD Racing sorted the deal and as we both know Nick and his guys have fantastic knowledge and data on the ZX-10R in this spec. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in green and that was an old MSS ZX-6R, which was great bike. The team seem a really relaxed group to deal with and that’s just how I like to go racing!”
MSS Owner Nick Morgan says: “With the arrival of the new Kawasaki ZX-10R, 2016 is the perfect timing for the MSS Colchester Kawasaki Team to return to Road Racing with William Dunlop. We are looking forward to a full testing program along with some wild card entries in Superstock 1000 in BSB with William, which I feel is essential to be competitive at the major road events. With more riders combining short circuit with the roads, gone are the days of just rocking up and being competitive. The lads are race sharp and in a short circuit frame of mind, and this I feel is exactly where we need to be with William and the team.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Luke Gregory of Colchester Kawasaki for all his help and support in getting MSS Colchester Kawasaki back on track, after what has been a character building absence for a few years. to say the least!”