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Isle of Man: Michael Dunlop makes it three wins at TT

Ballymoney rider took two races to add to Sunday's Superbike win

By John Mulgrew

Michael Dunlop has dominated the start of this year's Isle of Man TT - clocking up a further two wins to add to Sunday's Superbike victory.

The Ballymoney man took both the Supersport and Superstock races on Monday.

Michael managed a time of 1:10:37 in the Superstock race - finishing 16 seconds ahead of second place rival Gary Johnson.

He was also joined by his brother on the podium for the Supersport event - with William Dunlop taking third place 23 seconds behind his sibling.

The latest wins at the prestigious event now bring 24-year-old Michael Dunlop's TT haul to six - surpassing his late father Robert's five victories.

A winner out on the course at his first attempt Robert Dunlop took the 1983 Newcomers 350cc race.

After a long career at the TT, he was killed during a practice race at the North West 200 in 2008.

On Sunday, son Michael clocked his first 'big bike' Isle of Man TT win taking the Superbike race.

He enjoyed a huge 41-second lead on his Honda Fireblade as he powered home to victory.

Dunlop secured the win over Cameron Donald - who finished second with a time of 01:46:10.

John McGuinness finished a further 41 seconds behind Donald.

Michael Dunlop completed the six lap race clocking an average speed of 128.7 mph.

Sunday's win came 30 years after his uncle - legendary Ballymoney rider Joey Dunlop - landed his first win around the course on Honda machinery.

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