Tyco Suzuki’s William Dunlop (photo by Wayne Freestone)
William Dunlop Interview
A photography contributor to Ultimate MotorCycling during the Isle of Man TT and other races near the IOM, Wayne Freestone interviewed William Dunlop ahead of the Skerries Road Road in Northern Ireland, which many use as practice for the Southern 100.
Skerries was the first race Dunlop participated in since breaking his leg at Les Graham Memorial on lap 3 of the 2014 Senior TT. Since the crash, the Tyco Suzuki pilot – who is teammates with Guy Martin – won the Supersport race at Skerries, and doubled at the Walderstown Road Races in County Westmeath.
At the 2014 Isle of Man TT, the 28-year-old of Ireland took one podium – a third during the second Supersport race.
Following is the interview:
Q. When did you start Racing?
WD: I Started racing in 2001 on a 125 Honda
Q. When and where was your first race win and what memories do you have of it?
WD: My first proper win was at Kirkistown on a 125 I had a great race with Darren Lynsey. funnily enough, my first road race win at Athea, few years later was on 125 were I just beat Darren again
Q. How did you feel when you did your first flying lap of The TT course?
WD: Its hard to remember first lap, as I was racing abroad and I missed the newcomers lap, so they put me behind a Traveling Marshal before the first practice. It was a ropey lap, It felt like I made a lot of mistakes. Even though it was slow, I knew it was going to be hard for me to learn
Q. What has been the most memorable moment of your career to date?
WD: I’ve had many memorable races, but my best memory was last …read more