Michael Dunlop Withdraws From Pikes Peak 2019

IOMTT star out due to injuries.

Michael Dunlop rides on road in front of hill.
The IOMTT superstar Michael Dunlop will have to save his Pikes Peak debut for next year, following injuries sustained in a crash at the Donegal International Rally.Paul Phillips

Isle of Man TT star Michael Dunlop has officially withdrawn from the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dunlop sustained injuries in a crash during the Donegal International Rally and will be out of commission during the coming weeks as he and his navigator recover. An official statement from MD Racing explains:

“Michael and his navigator were involved in a high-speed, heavily impacted accident on Saturday, June 22, at the Donegal International Rally in Ireland. Neither party was at fault. Michael suffered serious injuries which will leave him out of action for two weeks. A further update of his condition will be made in the near future.”

Michael Dunlop rides on road in front of vines.
Michael Dunlop is out for the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.Motorcyclist

Dunlop was slated to make his Pikes Peak debut aboard a BMW S 1000 RR in the Motorcycle Heavyweight Division.

“All of us at the PPIHC wish Michael and his navigator a speedy recovery and hope to see him return to Pikes Peak next year,” said Megan Leatham, executive director, in a Pikes Peak release.

Dunlop's teammate Lucy Glöckner, who was honored as the 2018 Pikes Peak Rookie of the Year, is still on deck to compete in 2019 aboard her 2019 BMW S 1000 R. She is also, currently, the fastest woman ever to compete at Pikes Peak.