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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: TheBear on July 07, 2018, 09:13:15 pm

Title: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: TheBear on July 07, 2018, 09:13:15 pm
William Dunlop passed away from injuries sustained when he crashed his motorcycle during practice for tomorrow's Skerries 100 Road Race in Dublin Ireland.  William is the son of Robert who died during a race in 2008 and nephew to Joey who died after a crash in Estonia.

RIP William.
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 07, 2018, 09:49:17 pm
Not nice to hear.
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: JohnB on July 09, 2018, 07:48:48 am
Very sad.

As much as I admire or rather appreciate the goons on these riders, I don't think these races are a good thing at all. From your post this family has lost 3 members already. Not worth it  ???
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: RobC on July 09, 2018, 08:10:45 am
R.I.P. :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: Rough Rider on July 09, 2018, 08:39:31 am
 :'( :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: I&horse on July 09, 2018, 08:42:44 am
RIP another Dunlop

I think bikes have become too fast for street racing
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: TheBear on July 09, 2018, 09:27:05 am
My first thought is also that the bikes are becoming too fast for this sort of racing, but if we look at the fatalities over the years, during the Isle of Man TT, it doesn't seem  that way.
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: Tony the Boney on July 09, 2018, 10:10:28 am
Heavy  :-[
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: Welsh on July 09, 2018, 10:47:32 am
I believe he didn't race the TT this year as his girlfriend is pregnant, RIP. :'(
Title: Re: R.I.P. William Dunlop
Post by: TheBear on July 09, 2018, 11:32:31 am
I believe he didn't race the TT this year as his girlfriend is pregnant, RIP. :'(

Yes.  He was at the TT and was going to race, but then during practice week his girlfriend developed some health issues, so he withdrew from the TT to go and support her.