Skerries Road Races 2014

William Dunlop made a winning return to racing yesterday at Skerries in County Dublin, taking the Supersport victory by six seconds aboard his Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600 at the Irish National event.

It was Dunlop’s first time back on a bike since his crash in the Senior TT just four weeks ago, and prior to this week’s Southern 100 on the Isle of Man, the Ballymoney man is pleased to be back racing.

William Dunlop:
“It seems that my osteopath Micky Kerr has the magic touch: he got Tom Sykes back on track a couple of weeks ago and onto the top step of the World Superbike podium; now he’s helped me do the same on the roads.

“We only took the Supersport bike to Skerries as it was planned to be a weekend to just have a run out and see how my leg felt prior to the Southern 100. Everything went to plan, I felt quite good out on track and as I’ve said all year, the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600 is a great wee bike to ride.”

Philip Neill – Team Manager:
“Like any rider, William was eager to get back to racing as soon as possible after his leg injury at the TT. From my side it’s always difficult to know when a rider is ready to race again, but thanks to some great treatment from Micky Kerr, William has recovered well. His win at Skerries certainly shows he hasn’t lost any of the form he’s shown since jumping on the GSX-Rs this season. We will now concentrate on planning the best schedule to set William up for the Ulster Grand Prix in August.”