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“Think again Doc!” – Dunlop to ignore doctors to ride in Classic TT

Michael Dunlop has been told by doctors that he must bring his 2019 road racing season to a close due to his growing list of injuries, but the man himself says he will defy orders to compete in the Classic TT.

Road racing legend Dunlop has endured an injury-marred 2019 season, which affected his performance during June’s Isle of Man TT, and more recently added to the ailment list with a broken pelvis from the Southern 100 and the aggravation of a wrist injury from the Armoy Road Races.

Though Dunlop won two races at Armoy despite the injury, a trip to hospital afterwards would see his forearm placed into plaster and come with a warning that he should hang up his leathers for the remainder of the 2019 season. 

However, Dunlop himself has no plans to follow doctors’ advice, writing on Facebook “The Doc reckons that's the end of race season for this year - Think again Doc..."

What will Michael Dunlop race in Classic TT?

He is referring to his proposed entry in the Classic TT on 7-10 August where it was confirmed hewill compete in the Superbike Classic for Team Classic Suzuki riding a Suzuki XR69 alongside Danny Webb and Phil Crowe.

Dunlop is becoming used to riding quickly despite injuries with his Armoy Road Races win coming only 16 days after he cracked his pelvis in an accident whilst competing for victory in the Southern 100 riding the Tyco BMW S1000RR.

Dunlop recently opened up about his personal struggles following the death of his brother William Dunlop, aged 32, following a crash at the Skerries 100 in Dublin last year. He was the third Dunlop family member to be killed in competition after father Robert died in 2008 and legendary uncle Joey passed away in 2000.

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