BMW Motorrad rider Michael Dunlop triumphed as the winner of this
year's Isle of Man TT superbike race, finishing 20.5 seconds ahead of
Guy Martin and third-placed Conor Cummins. The victory comes 75 years
since the team's last first-place finish back in 1939, and represents
Dunlop's eighth TT victory overall.
The Northern Irish rider took the lead during the early stages on his BMW S 1000 RR, and managed to break the outright lap record from a standing start, averaging a stunning 132mph. Dunlop's BMW bike was clocked at 190mph as he rocketed along the circuit's legendary 1.5-mile long Sulby Straight, and extended his lead over Martin to 16 seconds in the process.
The rider pitted during the third lap and, after an efficient refuel from his team, returned to the track with his advantage preserved. Martin started the race 20 seconds ahead, and Dunlop's pace saw him catch up on lap four. The pair rode closely for two further laps before each pitted, and from here the BMW racer pushed on to secure his first TT win on the German brand's bike.
The Isle of Man TT perfectly demonstrates the versatility of the S 1000 RR, which has been designed to excel on both the road and track. Race ABS with four modes is a standard addition, and this allows performance to be tailored to the journey ahead.
The model and all other new bikes from BMW can be test ridden and explored in detail with the help of the Charles Hurst team. Contact our Boucher Road dealership soon to discuss your requirements.