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Dunlop hoping to shine on home patch

Thursday, 27 July 2017

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GARY Dunlop says a win in the 125/Moto3 race at Armoy would make up for an indifferent season in the two-stroke class.
Dunlop returns to his local meeting gunning for at least a podium result on the yellow and black 'Joey's Bar Racing' Honda.
But the son of the great Joey Dunlop acknowledges that, in a field of top class riders, he's going to have his work cut out.
He will go wheel-to-wheel against two-time 125 British champion Christian Elkin and 2015 Irish and Ulster champion, Paul Jordan who, earlier this month, agreed terms to ride one of Dunlop's machines at the Roadside KIA Coleraine-backed event.
“It's my home race and, naturally, the thought of competing there leaves you feeling more excited," explains Dunlop, who clinched his maiden Irish road race rostrum at the Skerries 100, finishing a close second to eventual winner, Derek McGee.
“The bike has let us down a couple of times this year already so to be honest I'm not really sure what to expect at Armoy.
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