Nine successive Race of Legends victories at Armoy, seems scarcely believable. Well Michael Dunlop has proved this is possible and some via yet another scintillating performance.
Post a lengthy delay exceeding an hour following an incident during the original race start warm-up lap, Dunlop was quickly back into the groove for the second race start, moving ahead by lap two ahead of early leader Derek McGee.
The rest of the race would see Dunlop and the Synetiq BMW prove simply to strong. At the end of lap four he held a lead of almost five seconds then expanded the lead to nine seconds plus by the culmination of lap six.
Ultimately victorious by almost 9.4 seconds, his latest ‘Race of Legends’ victory is the latest addition to an ever expanding already golden, well decorated pure road racing resume.
Winning the race for second behind Dunlop was top Honda runner, Wilson Craig Racing’s Davey Todd following a keenly contested contest with aforementioned early race leader McGee, as just 0.057 separating the North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix victors.
Michael Sweeney placed fourth, Phil Crowe continued his impressive progress with a strong run to fifth.
BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Michael Browne took sixth whilst positions 7th through to 10th were occupied by the following:
Skerries Andy Farrell, Richard Charlton, Cornwall’s Forest Dunn and 2018 Junior Manx Grand Prix winner James Chawke.
Photo by Rod Neill
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou