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Aug 14, 2014

Michael Dunlop On Superstock Pole, Anstey On Superbike Pole At Ulster GP

Michel Dunlop (1) captured the Superstock pole position Thursday at the Ulster GP.

Michael Dunlop puts Superstock bike in Pole Position at Ulster Grand Prix, qualifies fourth on Superbike.

Michael Dunlop has secured Pole Position for Saturday's Metzeler Superstock Ulster Grand Prix race after becoming the only rider to set a 130mph+ lap in Thursday morning's qualifying sessions. He also qualified fourth in the Superbike sessions today.

Michael had set the fastest Superstock time of the week so far with an impressive 130.469 mph lap, but in the final seconds of Thursday's Qualifying 2 session he improved on his own best time with an outstanding 131.657 mph lap.

In addition, Dunlop set the fourth fastest time on his BMW S 1000 RR Superbike during Thursday's sessions. Michael used the time on the famous Dundrod circuit to refine the setup on his TT-winning bike, making a number of pit stops to adjust settings to ensure he has the best chance of winning at the world's fastest road racing track.

Michael will be taking part in tonight's Dundrod 150 Superbike race as well as the main feature races on Saturday in the Superstock and Superbike classes. For more information about the event visit or follow race updates via

Ulster Grand Prix Superbike Combined Qualifying:

1) Bruce Anstey (Padgetts Honda) 133.163 mph

2) Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) 132.800 mph

3) William Dunlop (Tyco Suzuki) 132.045 mph

4) Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad / Hawk Racing) 131.683 mph

5) Lee Johnston (Pirtek Honda) 131.670 mph

Ulster Grand Prix Superstock Qualifying:

1) Michael Dunlop (BMW Motorrad / Hawk Racing) 131.657 mph

2) Dean Harrison (RC Kawasaki) 129.769 mph

3) Guy Martin (Tyco Suzuki) 129.605 mph

4) Lee Johnston (Pirtek Honda) 129.263 mph

5) Dan Kneen (Cookstown Suzuki) 129.197 mph

Thursday 14th August (roads close 09:30)

Practice Sessions & Dundrod 150 Road Races

Race 5: DUNDROD 150 Superbike

Saturday 16th August (roads close 09:30)

Race 1: Superstock

Race 4: Superbike

Race 7: Superbike

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