Dunlop shocks with switch to Buildbase BMW

Michael Dunlop has opted to ride his Buildbase BMW in this weekend's Superbike class at the TT
Michael Dunlop has opted to ride his Buildbase BMW in this weekend's Superbike class at the TT
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Ballymoney’s Michael Dunlop has thrown another curve ball today when he opted to drop his Milwaukee Yamaha team and ride the Buildbase BMW in Saturday’s Superbike race at the TT.

Speaking on the island as he was making arrangements to have the BMW shipped to the island Michael commented: “I came here to win. I’m not here for the money and fame and this choice has put me in the position and givenm me the tools to win.”

“I know in my heart of hearts whether I win a race or win no races that this is the right choice for me.”

His former team issued the following statement: Milwaukee Yamaha has today (Thursday), released Michael Dunlop from his contract with immediate effect.

Milwaukee Yamaha its staff and sponsors have worked tirelessly to prepare a race winning package especially with the introduction of the new R1M. The development of the bike is advancing well testament to results on the short circuit worldwide.

Despite having all the ingredients for TT success, rider, bike and team, Michael has taken the decision not to continue with the programme and for that reason we have released him from his contract.