Michael Dunlop will compete at this weekend's Armoy Road Races in county Antrim

Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop has won the main race at the Armoy meeting for the last five years

Michael Dunlop will compete at this weekend's Armoy Road Races.

The Ballymoney man expressed doubts about his Armoy participation after racing at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man two weeks ago.

However, he has now confirmed to race organisers that he will ride for the MD Racing BMW team at the meeting.

"Michael wasn't sure whether he could make Armoy due to other commitments so we are absolutely delighted," said clerk of the course Bill Kennedy.

"He's had some great wins this year, more recently four out of four at the Southern 100 and with wins at Walderstown and the Skerries and of course that great win at the Senior TT, I've no doubt Michael will be on fine form at Armoy."

Dunlop, 27, will compete in both supersport races, the open race and the main international 'race of the legends' at this weekend's meeting.

The Ballymoney rider will be aiming for a sixth straight win in the main event at the meeting.

Dunlop joins an entry that includes his brother William, Dubliner Derek Sheils and Mullingar man Derek McGee.

Isle of Man rider Dan Kneen is also set to compete at Armoy having recovered from the broken arm that forced him to sit out the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT meetings.

Czech rider Michal Dokoupil, Frenchman Fabrice Faivre and Canadian Darren James are also travelling to the north Antrim venue to race.

Other entries include Christian Elkin, Paul Jordan and James Cowton.

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