June 25, 2019 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michael Dunlop Isle of Man Champion Withdraws from 97th Running of the Race to the Clouds
Colorado Springs, CO—–World-class rider, Michael Dunlop has officially withdrawn from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb due to a previous racing accident. “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.
An official statement was released from his team, MD Racing, Wunderlich and ProKASRO, “Michael and his navigator were involved in a high speed, heavily impacted accident on Saturday, June 22nd 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.”
Dunlop was scheduled to compete in the 97th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, brought to you by Gran Turismo, on Sunday in the Motorcycle Heavyweight Division. His teammate, Lucy Glöckner, 2018 PPIHC Motorcycle Rookie of the Year, and currently the fastest woman to compete on Pikes Peak, will return this year riding a 2019 BMW S1000R.