William Dunlop is confirmed to pilot Superstock and Superbike Yamaha machinery, for the remainder of the 2017 roads season, having secured a deal with Tim Martin, to pilot the Mar Train Racing machines from last season, which will carry title sponsorship from the Temple Golf Club.
With his original primary deal for 2017, with Halsall Racing, having fallen through, it had left William in a precarious position in terms of potentially having no 1000cc mounts for the international roads events.
Delighted to have this new opportunity with the Temple Golf Club Yamaha’s, the former Duke Road Race Rankings will be piloting this weekend at Cookstown, the Superstock YZF R1M Yamaha, in the Open and Grand Final races.
He is aiming to next week, test for the first time, his new Superbike steed, with competition at the North West 200 and TT 2017, looming ever more onto the horizon.
Temple Golf Club, a new venture for former Mar Train Racing team owner, Tim Martin, are delighted to be backing the reigning Irish road race Supersport champion.
Photo by Rod Neill
Runner up last weekend in the Open race at the Around A Pound Tandragee 100, as stated before he may be more known for his 600 and two stroke prowess.
Don’t understand him though in the premier 1000cc classes, he has the ability plus international road race winning quality, to spring a surprise or two this year, around the Triangle, Dundrod and the Mountain Course, with his new Yamaha steeds.
Words by Stevie Rial