Alphabet Road Racing: D – Dunlops

Alphabet Road Racing: D – Dunlops

Anyone wishing to guess what is representing letter D in Road Racing News Alphabet Road Racing series? Yep your right it’s pure road racing’s most famous family the Dunlop’s.

At a glance just some of the Dunlop Dynasty’s achievements are as follows:

Fifty TT victories combined (Joey 26, Robert 5, Michael 19).

89 TT podium finishes (Joey 40, Robert 14, Michael 30, William 5)

37 North West 200 victories (Robert 15, Joey 13, Michael 5, William 4).

46 Ulster GP victories (Joey 24, Robert 9, William 7, Michael 6).

46 Cookstown 100 wins (William 14, Joey 11, Robert 11, Michael 10).

47 Tandragee 100 wins (Joey 18, Michael 11, William 9, Robert 7).

30 Armoy Road Races victories (Michael 19, William 11).

74 Southern 100 wins (Joey 31, Michael 20, William 13, Robert 10).

The most recent Dunlop to claim an Irish Road Race Championship title, son of Joey, Gary Dunlop, Photo by Tommy Vennard

Additionally the Dunlop’s have incredibly triumphed combined on 524 occasions at Irish road race events!

The family’s racing CV also includes victories at Frohburger Dreieck, the Macau Grand Prix, Manx Grand Prix, Classic TT, Post TT, Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough and five Formula TT World Championship titles.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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