US News Motorcycle racer William Dunlop killed in crash

01:20  08 july  2018
01:20  08 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

'Absolutely devastating' - Tributes paid to well-known motorcylist William Dunlop killed in north Dublin race crash

  'Absolutely devastating' - Tributes paid to well-known motorcylist William Dunlop killed in north Dublin race crash The Skerries 100 motorcycle road race is set to go ahead today as planned at the request of the Dunlop family. According to a statement from gardai, the annual event will carry on with the usual road closures.Tragedy struck the Dunlop motorcycle racing dynasty for a third time yesterday when William Dunlop was killed in a practice run at the event.The 32-year-old father-of-one died when he crashed on the closed road system near Skerries in County Dublin.

Motorcycle rider William Dunlop has been killed in an accident at the Skerries 100 road races in Dublin. It is the third tragedy to hit the family after William 's father Robert died in a crash at the North West 200 in 2008 and his uncle Joey was killed while racing in Estonia in 2000.

WILLIAM DUNLOP : The motorbike racer has died in a crash . "The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop 's family and Jessica Falkholt (right) had life support machine turned off in January 2018 after fatal crash that killed her whole family.

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Motorcycle rider William Dunlop has been killed in an accident at the Skerries 100 road races in Dublin.

The 32-year-old from Northern Ireland, part of the famous Dunlop motorcycle racing dynasty, was taking part in practice at the time of the fatal incident.

It is the third tragedy to hit the family after William's father Robert died in a crash at the North West 200 in 2008 and his uncle Joey was killed while racing in Estonia in 2000.

The Dunlops are household names in motorcycle racing, with Joey winning a record 26 times at the Isle of Man TT races.

William's brother Michael has also won 18 races at the Isle of Man event.

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  'Our family has seen so much success, and so much tragedy' - Relatives devastated by death of William Dunlop <p>The death of William (32) is the third to hit Dunlop motor racing dynasty</p><p></p>William's cousin Cathy Laverty, whose mum Linda is the sister of the late Joey and Robert, said her family were "not very good at all" after Saturday's tragedy.

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William Dunlop (born 23 July 1985) was a Northern Irish motorcycle racer , brother of Isle of Man TT winner Michael, the son of the late Robert, and the nephew of legendary TT racer Joey Dunlop .

Michael Dunlop and William Dunlop attends a gala screening of 'Road' at Empire Leicester Square on June 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) © Getty Michael Dunlop and William Dunlop attends a gala screening of 'Road' at Empire Leicester Square on June 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

William - a former winner at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix - chose not to compete in this year's Isle of Man TT but returned home to be with his partner Janine who is pregnant with their second child.

During his career, he recorded 108 Irish National Road Race wins, including 15 at the Skerries circuit, which claimed his life.

He is understood to have been taking part in an open race practice session on his R1 Yamaha when he crashed on the third lap.

In a statement, the Loughshinny Club, which organises the Skerries 100, said they "deeply regretted" that William Dunlop had passed away "following injures received in a tragic accident that occurred during practice".

William Dunlop fans raise thousands for grieving partner who is due to give birth to second baby

  William Dunlop fans raise thousands for grieving partner who is due to give birth to second baby Fans of the late William Dunlop have raised thousands of pounds to support his pregnant partner, young daughter and their unborn child. The 32-year-old is understood to have been killed instantly while riding his Temple Golf Club Yamaha during practice for the Skerries 100 in Co Dublin on Saturday afternoon.He is survived by his partner Janine, who is due to give birth in September.His daughter Ella's second birthday is on Sunday.William's funeral will take place at Garryduff Presbyterian Church at 1pm tomorrow, after which he will be laid to rest in the same graveyard as his father Robert and uncle Joey.

William Dunlop (born 23 July 1985) is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer , brother of Isle of Man TT winner Michael, the son of the late Robert, and the nephew of legendary TT racer Joey Dunlop . William started racing 125 cc bikes at the age of 17 and has now over 100 race wins on the Irish

William Dunlop ( motorcycle racer ). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dunlop crashed his Tyco Suzuki Superbike in the final race of the week at the 2014 Isle of Man TT, during the Senior TT marquee event.

It added: "The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as this very sad time."

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 20: WIlliam Dunlop on the red carpet at Titanic Building before the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at Odyssey Arena on December 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images) © Getty BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 20: WIlliam Dunlop on the red carpet at Titanic Building before the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award at Odyssey Arena on December 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images)

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

She tweeted: "Motorcycling was his life and he will be forever remembered for his many achievements, both in Ballymoney and across the world."

Philip McGuigan, a Sinn Fein member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for North Antrim, expressed his condolences.

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

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William Dunlop (born 23 July 1985) is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer , brother of Isle of Man TT winner Michael, the son of the late Robert, and the nephew of legendary TT ^ "TT2014: William Dunlop released from hospital after crash in Senior race – Belfast Newsletter". newsletter.co.uk.

"Motorbike racing is very popular throughout Ireland but nowhere more is that the case than in North Antrim.

"William was a hero to many in these parts and the community will be devastated at this news."

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Traffic diverted after two car-crash on busy Dublin road .
It is believed to have involved a garda patrol car , Dublin Live reports. © Independent.ie The scene of the crash Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade are dealing with the crash, with an oil spill also creating problems on the road.Dublin City Council said: "Two car traffic accident at the junction of St Johns Rd/Con Colbert Rd/SCR outbound-Emergency services are onsite."AA Roadwatch stated that diversions are in place at this time, writing: "Traffic from St John's Road West outbound is being diverted onto the SCR towards Kilmainham. Delays are also building inbound on Con Colbert Rd.

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