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Encyclopedia > Joey Dunlop
Senior TT 1992
Senior TT 1992

William Joseph "Joey" Dunlop, OBE (February 25, 1952 - July 2, 2000) was a world champion motorcyclist, best known for road racing. In 2005 he was voted the fifth greatest motorcycling icon in history by Motorcycle News.[1] His achievements include three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT meeting (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won 26 races in total. During his career he won the Ulster Grand Prix 24 times. In 1986 he won a fifth consecutive Formula One world title. His nickname was 'King of the Road'. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 567 pixelsFull resolution (1255 × 890 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 567 pixelsFull resolution (1255 × 890 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... OBE can mean several things, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, distinction of honour. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Road racing can be a term involving road running, road bicycle races, or automobile races. ... MCN or Motorcycle News is a weekly motorcycling newspaper published by EMAP, and based in Peterborough, UK. The title was founded by Cyril Quantrill and bought by EMAP in 1956. ... The late Joey Dunlop riding down from Kates Cottage towards Creg ny Baa. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // The Ulster Grand Prix is a motorcycle road race that takes place on the Dundrod circuit near Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...

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Helping those in need

He was awarded the MBE in 1986 for his services to the sport and in 1996 he was awarded the OBE for his humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages. Dunlop would often load up his race transporter and deliver clothing and food to the trouble spots of Bosnia and Romania. His humanitarian work was often done without drawing attention, in keeping with his humble nature.[2] The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Motto none Anthem Intermeco Bosnia and Herzegovina() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian Croatian Serbian Government Parliamentary democracy  -  Presidency members NebojÅ¡a Radmanović1 Haris Silajdžić2 Željko KomÅ¡ić3  -  Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikola Å pirić  -  High Representative 4 Independence...


Death

Dunlop died in Tallinn, Estonia in 2000 while leading a 125cc race (he had already won 750cc and 600cc events). He appeared to lose control of his bike in the wet conditions and was killed instantly on impact with trees. As a mark of respect, the Estonian government's official website was replaced with a tribute to Dunlop within hours of his death. Northern Irish television carried live coverage of his funeral. Fifty thousand mourners attended the funeral, which was attended by bikers from across Ireland and the United Kingdom.[3] County Harju County Mayor Jüri Ratas Area 159. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Joey Dunlop's funeral
Joey Dunlop's funeral

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Joey's Legacy

A memorial statue was erected in his home town of Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. In the Isle of Man, a statue of Joey astride a Honda overlooks the Bungalow Bend at Snaefell and the 26th Milestone area of the TT Course has been renamed "Joey's" Throughout his entire career Joey remained apolitical and anti-sectarian. He was followed and supported by both Catholics and Protestants. His funeral attracted a huge cross community turnout, both sides putting aside their differences to remember a sporting legend. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 55. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Joeys is a series of corners on the uphill section of the Isle of Man Mountain Course (at the 26th mile marker) named in honour of Joey Dunlop, a 26 time winner of the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races. ...


Joey's Family

Dunlop's younger brother Robert is also involved in the sport. Despite many serious crashes he continued racing until his retirement at the 2004 TT. However Robert came back out of retirement during the 2005 road racing season. The Dunlop brothers have also won a record number of races at the North West 200. Robert Dunlop (born Ballymoney, County Antrim in 1960), is a Northern Irish motorcycle racer, the younger brother of deceased fellow road racer Joey Dunlop. ... The North West 200 is a motor cycle race-meeting held each May in Northern Ireland using public roads. ...


On 4 July 2006, Joey was posthumously awarded an honorary Doctorate of the University (DUniv) from the University of Ulster in Coleraine, which was accepted on his behalf by his son, Gary. His brother Robert also received an honorary Doctorate of the University. The University of Ulster (UU) is a multi-centre university located in Northern Ireland and is the largest single university on the island of Ireland, discounting the federal National University of Ireland. ...


Trivia

  • Highly superstitious, he always wore a red T-shirt and a yellow crash helmet.[4]
  • Northern Irish band Therapy? made a song in memory of Dunlop, called "Joey"; it appeared on Shameless, which was released in 2001.[5]
  • There is a bronze statue of Joey Dunlop at the base of Snaefell Mountain on the Isle of Man

Superstition is a set of behaviors that may be faith based, or related to magical thinking, whereby the practitioner believes that the future, or the outcome of certain events, can be influenced by certain of his or her behaviors. ... Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. ... Shameless was released September 18, 2001 by the band Therapy? Track listing Gimme Back My Brain Dance This Ones For You I Am The Money Wicked Man Theme From Delorean Joey Endless Psychology Alrite Body Bag Girl Tango Romeo Stalk & Slash Credits Andy Cairns - Vocals, Guitar Graham Hopkins - Drums...

See also

This is a list of people on the postage stamps of the Republic of Ireland, including the years when they appeared on a stamp. ...

References

  1. ^ Belfast Telegraph
  2. ^ Sunday Mirror
  3. ^ BBC
  4. ^ BBC
  5. ^ RTE

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Joey's widow Linda unveiled a plaque dedicated to Joey near the TT startline, alongside a similar plaque in memory of Mike Hailwood.
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