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Old 11-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Dunlop to sit out 2014

Michael Dunlop opts to take year out in 2014

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Old 11-19-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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Everything always seems to be more complicated with Michael, couldn't all be his fault................, could it? ;-)
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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Everything always seems to be more complicated with Michael, couldn't all be his fault................, could it? ;-)
Hard to say - he can be a little 'prickly' shall we say but I thought this was the smaller, nicer, fitter Michael Dunlop.

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John McGuinness just smiled a little bit . . .
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #5
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Maybe Guy Martin can now get that win!
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #6
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Joey and Robert used to call into my local pub coming back from the races. Robert, (Michael's Dad) would be at the bar, wearing his cowboy hat, surrounded by his followers, enjoying being the centre of attention. Joey would be quietly sitting in the corner minding his own business.

It's just déjà vu for me I'm afraid.
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Maybe Guy Martin can now get that win!
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #9
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Michael says he would like to be back for 2015 and if not then 2016. Has anyone ever successfully taken TWO years off from racing?

"but until that I hope to be back in 2015 or if not 2016. "
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #10
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Michael says he would like to be back for 2015 and if not then 2016. Has anyone ever successfully taken TWO years off from racing?

"but until that I hope to be back in 2015 or if not 2016. "
I find it hard to believe he won't be racing for someone next year
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I find it hard to believe he won't be racing for someone next year

Yep. That's some crazy shit......WTF?
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I find it hard to believe he won't be racing for someone next year
I think he'll find a way to ride as well. It's just not in a racers nature to take a year off. But to be ready to sit out 2 years is extraordinary. But maybe that's just talk to somehow help in negotiations.
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