The DUP MP said, “It is obvious that he will one day soon surpass that island race record.
This is a magnificent success and more so as it is not a factory machine that Michael races for but his own and private sponsors machine. This is a truly excellent result. In fact nothing could be more fitting for the Dunlop family that this record remains in the family. I know Michael’s family will be so proud of him as are we all. He risks all for this sport and is a true champion.
Michael has been recognised by his town when he received the freedom of Ballymoney some years ago. It’s now time for him to receive a national honour for his sporting success and I would urge the government to move immediately with my proposal. Motorbike racing is in the DNA of Northern Ireland sport. A national honour and recognition is important to mark this.
Well done Michael"