Michael Dunlop wins historic Isle of Man TT Superbike race for BMW.
Michael Dunlop has won a historic victory for BMW Motorrad in the Isle of Man TT Superbike race, finishing 20.5 seconds in front of second-placed Guy Martin. Dunlop’s win comes exactly 75 years after BMW
BMW’s last Superbike victory at the Isle of Man was in 1939, when Georg Meier won on a Type 255 Kompressor.
Dunlop celebrated his eighth win on the Isle of Man with a BMW S 1000 RR entered by BMW Motorrad/Hawk Racing and supported by BMW Motorrad Motorsport.
Dunlop took the lead early on the first lap and set two new lap records during the race. After six laps on the treacherous road course, he took the flag celebrating his first ever TT win on a BMW motorcycle.
“It’s been 75 years for BMW Motorrad since it won the TT in 1939 so today’s win is a nice present to send back to its museum”, said Dunlop. “The BMW Motorrad/Hawk Racing team worked really well, and we showed everyone that you can complete two laps at full race pace on that BMW S 1000 RR. For a bike to last around the TT, especially the way I bust them, is just fantastic. The BMW is only just showing its potential, there’s a lot more to come from that bike. My team were up all night working hard to prepare my RR. The guys have done a fantastic job. I can’t say thanks enough to the whole team.”
“This is just absolutely fantastic, big congratulations to Michael and the whole team”, said Berthold Hauser, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Technical Director. “To compete on the Isle of Man is a very special challenge, and we are proud to be a part of this success. It is completely different to racing on a circuit, and the bike is pushed to and far over its limits on these difficult roads. We are more than happy that our joint effort with the team has led to this historic win.”