Dunlop adds Senior win to Open victory at 2016 Southern 100

Dunlop was in a class of his own again
Dunlop was in a class of his own again Picture: Tony Goldsmith

Hawk BMW’s Michael Dunlop added a convincing Senior victory to yesterday’s Open class race at the 2016 Southern 100 today.

The Ballymoney man, who has suffered with some bike problems this week, crossed the finish line more than 25 seconds ahead of runner-up, Dan Kneen on the Mar-Train Yamaha.

“Two races and two wins for us here at the Southern 100 - it’s a fantastic result for the team and for Michael, the hard work is paying off! We had a few further niggles today but we ironed those out. Thanks once again to the team working here with us on the bike and to our sponsors,” said team boss Steve Hicken.

Battling tricky conditions Dunlop attained an average speed of 106.483mph in the seven laps and a top speed of 108.660 during lap two.

Ivan Lintin took the final podium spot with Seamus Elliott in fourth and Anthony Redmond completing the top five. Dean Harrison failed to finish, as did Jamie Coward.

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