2015 Irish road race superbike and supersport champion William Dunlop, is a definite one to watch for the Superbike Classic TT, as he competes under the Herheim Racing banner on ZXR 750R Kawasaki machinery.
Practice week to date has seen the reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion, evening on evening increasing his pace around the Mountain Course.
Last evening saw him propel the Herheim Racing Kawasaki to the tenth fastest lap speed in practice, as he lapped at 118.954 mph.
With it been such a new machine to William, lapping close to the 119 mph mark on Wednesday night, is a good sign that there is more to come from his new stead.
Norway based Herheim Racing making their roads debut at the Classic TT, are honoured to be working with William.
Photo by Louis Porter
Getting quicker session on session, expectations are gradually increasing, that a high quality result, is a distinct possibility.
It would not surprise anyone if William is in contention for at least a podium finish, as he aims to add to his current record of five podium finishes on the Mountain Course.
Words by Stevie Rial