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Michael Dunlop aims for 130mph Supersport IOMTT lap

Can Dunlop break his own Supersport lap record he set at last years Isle of Man TT?

SEVEN-time TT winner Michael Dunlop has explained he wants to be the first person to complete a lap at over 130mph in the Supersport class at the Isle of Man TT.

Last year the Northern Irish rider won both Supersport races at the Isle of Man TT on his own MD Racing Honda, but also won the Superbike and Superstock races taking four wins in one week.  

The second Supersport race saw the 24-year-old break both the race and lap records by completing a lap at 128.666mph only 1.334mph away from his target of 130mph.

“I’ve proved I can win TT’s on a Supersport bike and I’ve also got the lap and race records,” Dunlop explained.

“But what I really want is to be the first person to lap at over 130mph on a 600cc bike and I think it is within my reach. I need to take about 11 seconds off my best lap, which is a big ask.”

Dunlop will continue riding his own MD Racing machine for his 2014 Supersport TT campaign with the elusive 130mph lap as his goal.

"My bike is going to be stronger this year and when I set the lap record I made a few little mistakes and lost quite a lot of time. So I know it is possible, it’s just about putting that perfect lap together for 37 and ¾ miles.”

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