Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Southern 100 pays tribute to William Dunlop

Southern 100 pays tribute to William Dunlop

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr John Boyle will open a Book of Condolence in memory of Ballymoney motorcycle racer William Dunlop who died after a fatal crash over the weekend.

It added: The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop's family and friends.

32-year-old Dunlop was making his return to racing at the national Skerries 100 event having made a decision to sit out the 2018 Isle of Man TT.

"We deeply regret to announce that competitor William Dunlop, of Ballymoney, Co".

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"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".

It was not the first racing-related death to befall the Dunlop family who have a proud motorcycling history.

He said: This is a awful tragedy and my thoughts and prayers are with the Dunlop family at this hard time.

William sat out last month's Isle of Man TT to be with his pregnant partner Janine after concerns about a 20-week scan.

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

"Everyone's thoughts are with the family". Joey Dunlop, the winningest rider in the Isle of Man TT's history, died in 2000, crashing in a race at the Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit in Estonia.

Motorcycle legend William Dunlop has been killed after a tragic accident in in Co Dublin.

William Dunlop himself had sustained a prolific road racing career, with four North West 200 wins, seven Ulster Grand Prix wins, and several podium positions in TT Zero.

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