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Video: Michael Dunlop breaks record with first ever sub-17 minute lap of Isle of Man TT course

By Claire Williamson

Published 07/06/2016

This is the incredible footage which gives a glimpse as to what it's like to be Michael Dunlop as he created a new record for the fasted lap from a standing start at the Isle of Man TT course.

The eleven-time TT winner completed the first ever sub-17 minute lap of the 37.73 mile course in 16:58.439 on Saturday.

That was an average of 133.369mph from a standing start, obliterating all previous records during the Isle of Man TT Superbike race.

Dunlop took an historic Superbike TT win with the new lap record.

Ian Hutchinson was second and John McGuinness completed the trio on the podium.

Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today.
Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
John McGuinness (Honda) 3rd, Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) Winner and Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) 2nd celebrate after finishing on the podium the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win with Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win with Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win with Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) 2nd and John McGuinness (Honda) 3rd on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: BY STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) celebrates his win with Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) on the podium of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON
Michael Dunlop ( Hawk Racing) after winning the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON
Michael Dunlop ( Hawk Racing) after winning the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: BY STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing BMW) on the line at the start of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing BMW) on the line at the start of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Conor Cummins (Honda - Honda Racing) retires at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Bruce Anstey (Honda - Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
John McGuinness (Honda) at the start of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: Stephen Davison Pacemaker
John McGuinness looks tense at the start of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
John McGuinness kisses his helmet for luck as his wife Becky looks on at the start of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing BMW) in the pit stop of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016
Ian Hutchinson (BMW - Tyco BMW) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. Picture: DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Bruce Anstey (Honda - Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Michael Dunlop (BMW - Hawk Racing)at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Ian Hutchinson (BMW - Tyco BMW) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
John McGuinness (Honda - Honda Racing) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Dean Harrison (Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
John McGuinness (Honda - Honda Racing) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Michael Dunlop (BMW - Hawk Racing)at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Ivan Lintin (Kawasaki - Devitt RC Express Racing) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Lee Johnston (BMW - East Coast Construction/Burdens) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
Bruce Anstey (Honda - Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:
John McGuinness (Honda) at the start of the Superbike TT race on the Isle of Man today. Picture: STEPHEN DAVISON PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 4/6/2016:
Dean Harrison (Kawasaki - Silicone Engineering) at Ballaugh Bridge during the RST Superbike TT race. DAVE KNEEN/PACEMAKER PRESS, BELFAST: 04/06/2016:

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