Michael Dunlop's Isle of Man TT record 'may never be broken' says presenter

Photo shows Michael Dunlop after winning his 27th Isle of Man TT
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Presenter Hailey Coxon believes Michael Dunlop’s incredible Isle of Man TT record may never be broken. Ballymoney rider Dunlop became the most successful rider in TT history with four more wins at this year's event.

His record now stands at 29, three more than the previous benchmark set by his legendary uncle Joey Dunlop.

Joey's record had stood since 2000, but now it's his nephew who can proudly claim to be 'King of the Mountain'.

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Coxon is confident the 35-year-old can add even more wins in the future, and finds it hard to see anyone emerging from the pack to challenge him.

“Joey’s record stood for so long, the last race he raced in here was 2000,”she told the Full Chat podcast, powered by Bikesure, the UK’s largest motorcycle Insurance broker.

“Even what Michael’s got now, that can stand but the 30 is even more of a phenomenal leap and I can’t see many achieving that any time soon. Even John McGuinness, where he’s at with it with 23 wins, he’s probably not got any wins left in him now. Podiums, for sure, but winning I don’t think so. He’s not going to surpass that in any way.

“The imprint the Dunlop family has left on motorsport is difficult to compute too. Just wow.”

Coxon was on the show to wrap up this year’s TT and spent almost 40 minutes chatting about the iconic event. She touched on a wide range of topics, including Davey Todd’s first Senior race win.

Todd surged to victory in the showpiece feature, which came just two days after he claimed his first-ever TT win in the Superstock class.

“Davey deserved that, it was an emotional win,” she added.

“He was so committed. The last couple of TTs haven't quite worked out for him. A couple of years ago he had that tyre issue, they started to degrade and that’s going to affect your mindset but still managed to finish on the podium.

“Last year he got that mad virus and he got so sick and it just wasn’t physically capable for him to do it. This year he was ready and I could see him being on that top step, and others could do as well. I’m really happy for him and I truly believe there’s so much more to come from him.

"It’s very likely that someone like Davey Todd, all being well, will be able to challenge Michael Dunlop eventually.”

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