William Dunlop Plans for 2016

2015 was a difficult year for me with a combination of some bad luck and a few errors.

I had success nationally winning the Irish Championships on the Supersport and Superbike. At the international road races there was a combination of bad luck and my own fault with a couple of crashes. One at the north west 200 were I fractured a handful of vertebrae in my back. Another a couple of weeks later on the last day of practice at the isle of man TT which ended that event for me. I was lucky just to break one rib and now I’m glad to see the winter time to get myself all good again for 2016.

I know this story was printed a few weeks past, but it wasn’t a done deal then. It is now we were waiting on a few things coming together and now everything’s agreed.

I am really happy to be riding for CD/IC racing team run by Chris Dowds. As most already know Chris is someone I have rode for before, mainly in the 600 class where we have had a lot of success. Now the team have decided to run with me in all classes including the Superbike.

We are keeping the R6 built by Marcus and his guys. Chris has everything in place for them to build us a brand new R1. I can’t say how excited I am to be a part of this and to have their involvement with the superbike along with Graham Irvine for my suspension. If anyone has a chance to make this bike work on the roads it is this team.

I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead in 2016 and also to enjoy my racing. I get on with everyone here and it feels like a second family to me.

At this point I would like to thank all my personal sponsors in 2015 and the support i get at all the races. I am very lucky to have this and hopefully you will all be with me in my new venture with CD/IC racing.

William Dunlop #6

A note from Chris Dowds
On behalf of CD/IC Racing we are happy to confirm that William Dunlop will ride for our team in 2016. At his disposal he will have 2 x 600 Yamahas and a special yamaha R1 superbike, all built by renowned German engine tuner Marcus Eschenbacher. Plans for a superstock are also underway and will be revealed in due course.

We have also gratefully retained our loyal sponsors in the form of Caffery Transport, MMB Surfacing, Brian Grant Commercials, Maine Surface Finishing, Sean McKenny, R&B Motors and Bike Bits NI. With our solid team of sponsors and mechanics, we hope William can retain the winning form he had this year and enjoy a successful season!

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  • john

    Best of luck William! Plenty more places at the top of the podium awaits!

  • Willis Marshall

    Wishing all a safe and successful 2016

  • Jeff

    Good luck William we look forward to seeing you at the TT in 2016

  • david bradley

    That’s great news William!!! Have a good/safe 2016…

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