Michael Dunlop welcomes man-of-the-meeting award in memory of father Robert

Michael Dunlop welcomes the announcement that a North West 200 man-of-the-meeting trophy is to be awarded in memory of his late father Robert.

The Ballymoney man will take in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport races at this year's event and is confident that he challenge for the top step of the podium on his BMW machinery.

Dunlop, who won the only race to be held on Saturday last year, will also take in some British Superbike racing on the circuits at the start of the season.