2013 IOM TT: Michael Dunlop Wins the Joey Dunlop TT Championship Trophy

Michael Dunlop Wins the Joey Dunlop TT Championship Trophy 1 photo
Photo: Richard Mushet
Joey Dunlop needs no introduction to the fans of road racing, as he is the biggest rider ever to have blazed alongside the Mountain Course. And just because of his amazing racing career, the Isle of Man TT organizers award each year a trophy bearing his name to the rider with the most wins. This year, the Joey Dunlop TT Championship Trophy goes to one of his nephews, Michael Dunlop.
Team mate with the Mountain King John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop has won 4 of the 5 main event solo races, and has thus bettered his personal statistics, from 3 wins in the past.

A £10,000 ($15,560 or €11,765) check was also handed to Michael as prize for his amazing year at the Mountain Course. Even more, both Jonh McGuinness and Michael Dunlop will become part of the Postal Services in the Isle of Man.

They both met Post Office Chairman Geoff Corkish MBE MLC and Stamps and Coins General Manager Maxine Cannon and were presented with two commemorative products. According to "one is a portrait print measuring 210mm x 260mm which celebrates the outright lap record set by John on the final lap of Sunday’s Dainese Superbike race.

Although he missed out on the win, John took some consolation from increasing the record to 131.671mph. The print features a photo of John in the race by Stephen Davison, with the Joey Dunlop tribute helmet, leathers and livery, a stamp from the 2009 Honda 50 years at the Isle of Man TT collection and a TT Grandstand postmark of June 2nd, 2013, the date of the race. Motorsport journalist Kyle White provides commentary on the reverse of the print.

The second product is a genuine piece of tarmac taken from the Mountain Course at the Ramsey Hairpin accompanied by a photo of Michael Dunlop on his way to a dominant victory in Sunday’s Superbike race.

Mr Corkish presented two pieces of Michael Dunlop Ramsey Hairpin tarmac at the Grandstand; piece number 1 to Honda and piece number 6 to Michael, recognizing the race number he carried in the Superbike race."

The Michael Dunlop “Ramsey Hairpin” tarmac, costing £4.50 ($7 or €5.3) (limited edition of 750) and John McGuinness print, costing £12.50 ($19.5 or €14.7) are available ay IOM Stamps.
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