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Michael Dunlop's Ulster Grand Prix in doubt after suspected fractures sustained in Isle of Man crash

 

Crashed out: Michael Dunlop
Crashed out: Michael Dunlop

By Robert Jones

Ballymoney man Michael Dunlop's participation at the Ulster Grand Prix next month is in doubt after he sustained "suspected minor fractures" in a crash at the Southern 100.

Dunlop was high-sided from his 1000cc Tyco BMW machine on the second lap of yesterday's Senior race at the 4.25-mile Billown course on the Isle of Man.

The 30-year-old was in second place behind Dean Harrison at the time of the incident, on the second lap at Castletown Corner.

Dunlop was flung into the air and landed hard on his right side. Some reports suggested he had suffered a broken pelvis, although an official statement from race organisers only referred to "minor fractures".

He was taken to Noble's Hospital in Douglas, where he was described as 'comfortable' last night.

It is another blow to Dunlop, who was already below peak fitness after suffering a shoulder injury in a crash in the Donegal International Rally in June.

His home race at Armoy is in two weeks, but even if fit enough to compete, it is unclear whether or not he would race.

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