Seven times TT winner Michael Dunlop has ended speculation over his appearance at this year's TT.
It's been confirmed the 24 year old rider, who had previously stated he would be taking a year out from racing, has signed a deal with BMW.
Dunlop said: 'I'm really pleased to have signed for such a strong and competitive team. The BMW S 1000 RR certainly has the speed for the TT and, with my experience, the support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport and Hawk Racing, I know we have a race-
'I really thought about sitting out this year, but I have found a team that I am really comfortable with and the support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport will make us a force to be reckoned with this year.'
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