BBC Sport - Michael Dunlop backs Carl Phillips to succeed on British short circuits

Dunlop backs Phillips to succeed on circuits

Michael Dunlop is backing fellow Northern Ireland rider Carl Phillips to succeed on British short circuits after signing up his compatriot under his team's MD Racing banner for the 2017 season.

Phillips, who was second in last season's British Superstock 600cc championship, will move up to compete in the highly competitive British 1000cc Superstock series next season.

"He (Carl) is a great talent so he deserves to have a shot in England. The 'Stock class is going to be hard work this year, really hard work," said Dunlop.