2013 IOM TT Winner Michael Dunlop Says He's Not Racing in 2014

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Strange and sad news come from this year's big winner of the Isle of Man TT, Michael Dunlop. Joey Dunlop's nephew, 7-time TT winner announced that at this stage, it looks like he will not be racing in 2014.
This news is rather surprising, given the success Michael Dunlop had in the 2013 TT, with 4 wins with Honda TT Legends and one with his own MD Racing team.

So far it looks like Dunlop reached no consensus with Honda TT legends (or another teams he might be considering). While the details of this affair remain still hidden, Michael Dunlop himself does not offer too much on the matter.

Here's his official statement:

"Just a quick message to let everyone know the situation regarding the 2014 racing season. There has been much speculation about my plans for next year and I have decided to let all my loyal sponsors, team members and fans know exactly where I am at currently.

I have not signed any contracts for 2014 mainly due to various complications attached to each offer put to me. I am disappointed to be in this situation, especially after the tremendous season I enjoyed in 2013 and the success I achieved.

However, I am as keen as ever to go race motorbikes but sadly at this moment in time I will not be racing in 2014.

If something materialises I might consider to come back if am ready and it's the right package but till that i hope to be back in 2015 or if not 2016.

I have worked extremely hard to get to this level in road racing and unless I feel I have the right equipment and structure under me I won’t race at all.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me through thick and thin there is to many to name but I will see them to express my thanks and I hope we’ll be back on the top step as soon as am back."

Source: IOMTT.
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