Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Michael Dunlop Withdraws From Event Due To Crash, Injuries

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: Michael Dunlop Withdraws From Event Due To Crash, Injuries

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by Pikes Peak International Hill Climb:

Michael Dunlop Isle of Man Champion Withdraws from 97th Running of the Race to the Clouds

Colorado Springs, CO—–World-class rider, Michael Dunlop has officially withdrawn from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb due to a previous racing accident. “All of us at the PPIHC wish Michael and his navigator a speedy recovery and hope to see him return to Pikes Peak next year,” said Megan Leatham, Executive Director.

An official statement was released from his team, MD Racing, Wunderlich and ProKASRO, “Michael and his navigator were involved in a high speed, heavily impacted accident on Saturday, June 22nd at the Donegal International Rally in Ireland. Neither party was at fault. Michael suffered serious injuries which will leave him out of action for two weeks. A further update of his condition will be made in the near future.”

Dunlop was scheduled to compete in the 97th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, on Sunday in the Motorcycle Heavyweight Division. His teammate, Lucy Glöckner, 2018 PPIHC Motorcycle Rookie of the Year, and currently the fastest woman to compete on Pikes Peak, will return this year riding a 2019 BMW S1000R.

Latest Posts

World Superbike: Scott Redding Leads On Day One Of Testing In Portugal

Portimão Test - Day 1 Redding blasts clear as Yamaha...

Your Chance To Ride A Track Day Alongside John McGuinness

Ride with the ISLE OF MAN TOURIST TROPHY Legends Motorcycling...

International Island Classic: Josh Hayes Wins Race Four, Australians Take Title (Updated)

AUSTRALIA WINS INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE Australia has successfully defended the International...

International Island Classic: Hayes Wins Race One, Team Australia Leads Points

AUSTRALIA LEADS TEAM AMERICA BY A WHISKER IN THE...

Australian Superbike: New Championship Sponsor For 2020

Motul Continues Strong ASBK Partnership in 2020 Motorcycling Australia (MA)...