William Dunlop Dies In Racing Accident

Roads William Dunlop dies in Skerries practice crash

Roads William Dunlop dies in Skerries practice crash

The older brother of Michael Dunlop, William was the son of Robert Dunlop and nephew of the great Joey Dunlop, both of whom also died while racing.

A statement released by the Loughshinny Club, the organisers of the Skerries 100, said that they "deeply regretted that William Dunlop has passed away following injuries received in a tragic accident that occurred during practice which took place today, 7 July 2018".

"I would ask the entire community, not just the constituency's road racing fraternity, to remember the Dunlop family circle in their thoughts and prayers as they face the challenge of yet another road racing tragedy".

Ballymoney will come to a standstill tomorrow as the town bids its final farewell to road racing icon William Dunlop.

Dunlop recently revealed he was expecting a second child with his partner Janine. Antrim, William's hometown, described the news of his death "absolutely devastating".

He was in his early 30s, and part of arguably the most-famous motorcycling family in Ireland.

The Ballymoney native, 32, crashed near Sam's Tunnel on his third lap shortly after 5pm on Saturday evening.

He returned for the Isle of Man TT last month, but William chose to return home to be with his pregnant partner Janine, who was concerned about their unborn baby following a worrying 20-week scan.

"Everyone's thoughts are with the family".

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was shocked and saddened by the passing of Northern Ireland's talented sporting legend, William Dunlop. Joey holds the record for the most Isle of Man TT wins with 26, while William's brother Michael has registered 18 wins at the event over the Mountain...

William Dunlop was a regular on the worldwide road racing scene, and came from a storied family of famous racers.

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