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Michael Dunlop throws down gauntlet to foes at Ulster Grand Prix

By Roy Harris

Michael Dunlop has laid down a marker in Ulster Grand Prix qualifying by setting provisional fastest speeds in the Supersport, Superstock and Superbike classes. Follow updates from the course below.

Dunlop was in superb form on the opening day of practice and is hoping to dominate proceedings at Dundrod for the rest of the week.

It is hard to see how anyone will stop the Hawk BMW Rider, who clocked 121.602mph and 121.534mph on his big bikes, having earlier hit 117.782mph in the Supersport class.

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Dunlop will aim to deliver more quick times today in practice for Saturday’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix.

Today’s practice will be followed by the Plant Lubrication NI Dundrod 150 races.

While Dunlop had much to feel content about there was disappointment for last year’s UGP triple winner Lee Johnston, who crashed during practice yesterday and will miss the meeting.

A last-minute replacement will be Gary Johnson, who is travelling to the circuit to deputise for Johnston in Saturday’s races.

The 36-year old from Broughton in North Lincolnshire said: “While I regret that Lee is not able to ride, I will do the best I can in Saturday’s races.”

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