William Dunlop Dies In Racing Accident

Dunlop in action at the North West 200

Dunlop in action at the North West 200

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.

William Dunlop comes from a dynasty of racers and he was not the first victim of the sport in the family. 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.

William Dunlop was previously a victor at the North West 200 and Ulster GP. Joey Dunlop still holds the record of most Isle of Man TT wins, with an astounding 26.

A WELL-KNOWN motorcyclist in his 30s has been killed during a "practice run" for a race due to take place on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Dunlop's friend, photographer Shaun Lewis said that "there were no words" following the death of William.


"We pass on our honest condolences to his partner Janine and daughter Ella, his close family and friends at this very sad time".

DUP leader Arlene Foster said she was shocked and saddened by the passing of Northern Ireland's talented sporting legend, William Dunlop.

Sinn Féin North Antrim MLA, Philip McGuigan described William Dunlop as a "hero".

The Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club said in a statement: "The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club, organisers of the Skerries 100, deeply regrets to announce that competitor William Dunlop of Ballymoney, Co".

William was a hero to many in these parts and the community will be devastated at this news. With the riders' permission it was agreed that the entire prize fund be donated to William Dunlop's family.

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