Dunlop, a name inextricably linked with the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Passion, will be ‘Official Tyre Partner’ for the 2014 races in a new multi-year deal.
Dunlop has had massive success in the Isle of Man TT, having competed in all but two years of the championship since its beginnings in 1907. With legendary riders including John McGuinness and Joey Dunlop having shod their bikes with Dunlop tyres, the manufacturer has claimed more TT wins than any other tyre brand. This year, 11 former winners with a collective 57 TT successes between them will face the island’s Mountain course between the first practice on 24th May and the iconic Senior race on 6th June.
Dunlop and BMW to make National road race debut at KDM Cookstown 100
Michael Dunlop looks set to give his BMW its first road race outing at the KDM Cookstown 100. No doubt, Michael will be looking to get as much track time on the German machines before the North West 200 and IOM TT. Not only will the Ballymoney Multi TT winner,
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A Little History
The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race
Is a motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man and was for many years the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world. The event was part of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship during the period 1949–1976 before being transferred to the United Kingdom after safety concerns and run by the FIM as the British Grand Prix for the 1977 season. The Isle of Man TT Races became part of the TT Formula 1 Championship from 1977 to 1990 to preserve the event's racing status. From 1989 the racing has been developed by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism as the Isle of Man TT Festival.
The race is run in a time-trial format on public roads closed for racing by the provisions of an Act of Tynwald (the parliament of the Isle of Man).
The first race was held on Tuesday 28 May 1907 and was called the International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy.The event was organised by the Auto-Cycle Club over 10 laps of the St John's Short Course of 15 miles 1,470 yards for road-legal touring motorcycles with exhaust silencers, saddles, pedals and mud-guards.
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