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Irish star William Dunlop is expecting to finalise his plans for 2009 by the time this weekend's Killalane races are over and it could include a trip to Daytona.

After a difficult season Dunlop has again shown that he has matured into one of the country's best pure road racing talents, even in the face of adversity, and is expecting at least one win by the time Sunday rolls round.
"It's hard to believe that this is the last road race of the year. To be honest, I think its the least road racing that I have ever done in a seson before, what with one thing and another," he said.

"I like Killalane a lot. I am the current lap record holder for the circuit and would like it to stay that way, but I think that maybe Ryan Farquhar will be the man to beat on Sunday. Keith Amor is a real quick rider also and if anyone wants to win they will have to beat those two boys first.   


"I'm not saying that I cant, as I will be going all out for it in all class's. I will again have Chris Dowds 600 and Superbike Yamahas at the weekend along with Paddy Flynn's 250 Honda. That will be the bike that I think I could win on this weekend, and I owe it to Paddy to give him another win.   

"What the situation holds after this weekend remains to be seen. It looks like I will be riding for Chris again next year, as we have alredy spoken about it at length, but what's happening regarding the 250 still has to be sorted. Chris wants me to ride all my classes in his colours next year and he has already ordered me a 250 for next year, so I will have to talk it over with PJ Flynn to see what the lie of the land is with him.   

"Chris has also promised me 600, Superstock and Superbike for 2009, most likely Yamahas again, so it looks like I am sorted if all goes to plan. There is also the talk of me going to Daytona with Chris next March, so as you can see, there is plenty going on. But let's get this weekend out of the way, and hopefully we will get a dry race with no problems."

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