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Michael Dunlop passed fit to race at Ulster Grand Prix

Need for speed: (from left) Ulster Grand Prix competitors Paul Jordan, Conor Cummins and Patricia Fernandez at a Meet The Riders event at Antrim’s Castle Mall yesterday
Need for speed: (from left) Ulster Grand Prix competitors Paul Jordan, Conor Cummins and Patricia Fernandez at a Meet The Riders event at Antrim’s Castle Mall yesterday

By Roy Harris

Michael Dunlop has won another against the odds battle against injury and been passed fit to race at this week's Ulster Grand Prix after an official medical examination last night.

Doubts over his appearance at Dundrod were raised by pictures posted by the Ballymoney rider, showing his right wrist in plaster after winning two races at his home Armoy Road Races event just over a week ago.

That was seen as a remarkable comeback two weeks after breaking his pelvis, fracturing ribs and chipping a hip bone in a crash during the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

He appeared at Armoy on crutches and only mounted his bike with the aid of a step.

That led concerned UGP chiefs to seek a medical all-clear before permitting him to line up on the Dundrod grid this week.

That was carried out last night by a doctor from the motorcycle racing governing body (MCUI) medical team.

Afterwards, clerk of the course Noel Johnston said: "UGP organisers wanted to be certain Michael would be fit to ride at Dundrod.

"A medical examination by a doctor from the MCUI Medical team was requested and carried out. Michael has passed and will now line up for practice on Wednesday on his Tyco BMW."

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