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Isle of Man Sensation

A short report by Mike Nicks   Photo by Dave Kneen

 

Michael Dunlop on the MV 350

 

Michael Dunlop on the MV 350cc

Island Sensation

A report filed by Mike Nicks after the 2016 Classic TT qualifying laps.

 

Spirits in the Black Eagle Racing MV team soared after Dean Harrison blazed to a 109.363mph lap on their 500cc triple and Michael Dunlop packed in two 102mph laps to head 350 qualifying well.

 

And team owner Mark Kay was quick to direct praise to his 23-year old son Mitchell, who directed this year’s design improvements on the 350. 

 

“Mitch told me what he wanted me to do, and I machines it as he instructed,”  Mark said.  “He’s redesigned all the valve gear, pistons and electronics.”

 

Dunlop lapped at 102.567mph to head Friday’s 350cc qualifying.  He is known for is robust riding style, and clearly the team was pleased that their engineering proved equally rugged. 

 

 

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Sulby speed trap

 

The Black Eagle MVs were fastest in their class during practice

 

Map of the course at the Isle of Man

 

A map of the race course. Click here to download a pdf

 

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