Historic triple with BMW Motorrad.
BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop, from Northern Ireland, have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Now, 75 years later, a BMW has once again been triumphant at the most prestigious of all races on the Isle of Man. Dunlop was victorious at the Senior TT 2014. And what is even more remarkable: this was his third victory with a BMW motorcycle this week. Before that, Dunlop had won both the Isle of Man TT Superbike and Superstock races on the BMW S 1000 RR. And as the highlight, Dunlop was also triumphant in the exciting and thrilling Senior TT 2014.
BMW Motorrad UK entered into road racing in 2014 to celebrate Meier’s famous victory of 75 years ago, in which he rode his factory Type 255 Kompressor and took BMW Motorrad’s first ever TT win. To celebrate this anniversary, BMW Motorrad UK joined road racing in 2014. Joining forces with Hawk Racing, the team behind the Buildbase BMW Motorrad British Superbike entry, and supported by BMW Motorrad Motorsport, BMW Motorrad / Hawk Racing was founded. The experts from Munich helped not only with their expertise, but also provided technical support. For example, BMW Motorrad Motorsport supplied the Superbike engine for Dunlop’s RR.
The first deployment was the North West 200 in May. Where Dunlop and the team were triumphant both in the Superstock and Superbike classes. At the Isle of Man TT, the BMW Motorrad / Hawk Racing team has now added three more TT triumphs to their collection. In doing so, the team has impressively proven what the BMW S 1000 RR can do in street racing. 25-year-old Dunlop has secured his own place in history by increasing his total to an impressive 11 TT wins. Three of which atop the BMW S 1000 RR. Furthermore, he was able to achieve four TT victories in two consecutive years. A feat which has yet to be repeated by any other rider.