Dunlop prepares for MotoGP debut

Superfast road-racer has Valencia wildcard ride for the final round of the MotoGP season

WILLIAM Dunlop will make his MotoGP 250cc debut in Valencia after securing a wildcard ride for the season finale.

The Ballymoney rider will be on the PJ Flynn 250cc Honda, before heading off to the Supersport 600 round on the Spanish championships on the Veidec Racing Honda CBR600.

William said: “This is really like a dream come true for me. To get a ride in a World 250GP Race is very daunting, frightening in fact, but also extremely exciting. I got the news last Friday evening that I had been excepted to ride in the world round, and once I heard it my legs went like jelly. I did not push the races at the Sunflower too hard as I had this event in the back of my mind and I did not want to fall off and jeopardise the whole trip."