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William Dunlop withdraws from 2018 TT

Tuesday 29 May 2018
Teams TT
William Dunlop at Ballaugh Bridge

After two nights of practice for this year’s Isle of Man TT William Dunlop has made the decision to withdraw from the remainder of the event for personal reasons. The thirty two year old made the decision after discussions with team boss Tim Martin and will leave the island to head home and take some time off before hopefully returning to winning ways later in the year.

William Dunlop

“This is a very difficult decision and not one I have taken lightly, I can only apologise to the team and all of our sponsors but I believe that continuing would be the wrong decision and would not give a true account of either myself or the team. I would like to thank Tim especially for how understanding and supportive he has been over the past few weeks, I obviously feel like I have let him and the team down but they have stood by me throughout. I am going to head home and take some time to recuperate before making a decision on when I will be back on the Temple Yamahas.”

Tim Martin

“Obviously this is extremely disappointing for us as a team and for me personally as I have been looking forward to working with William at the TT for some time. There is no race in the world however where having 100% focus and commitment is more important so it is the correct decision in the end for William. Hopefully after a few weeks off he will come back stronger, we all know what a natural talent he is so having a fit and well William back to fight for wins at the Ulster Grand Prix is now our focus.”

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