Dunlop wins Armoy Open race two weeks after breaking pelvis

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Heroic Michael Dunlop won the Open Superbike race at today’s Armoy meeting two weeks after breaking his pelvis at the Southern 100.

Dunlop, who is walking with the aid of crutches, beat Derek Sheils and Michael Sweeney with a dominant ride in the Open race, winning by 4.4 seconds. It was an 18th victory for the Tyco BMW rider around his home circuit at Armoy.

It also brought to an end Sheils’ run of Irish national Superbike wins which had stood at seven in a row.

Dunlop is also due to take part in the Race of Legends today, which he has won for the last seven years.