Robert Dunlop

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Michael Dunlop is comforted on the podium by his girlfriend Jill after winning the 250cc race at the North West 200 just two days after his father Robert was killed during practice for the same race. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

It was no different from the usual race start. He took off down the road, his feet skiing along the ground, others leaning forward to stop the front w(...)

Robert Dunlop and his wife Gisela after their wedding on Saturday in Dublin. Photograph: Courtessy of Robert Dunlop

Having exchanged wedding vows with his partner Gisela at the Unitarian Church on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green on Saturday, Robert Dunlop noticed dozens(...)

Scores of motorcyclists from across Ireland were among the mourners at the funeral of William Dunlop at Garryduff Presbyterian Church outside Ballymoney in Co Antrim. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Rev John Kirkpatrick loves motorcycles. For 25 years he has been chaplain to the Motorcycle Union of Ireland, often riding motorcycles around raci(...)

The cortege arrives at Garryduff Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, Co Antrim, for the funeral of motorcycle racer William Dunlop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several hundred mourners including motorcycle enthusiasts from all over Ireland gathered in Ballymoney in north Antrim on Wednesday afternoon for the (...)

William Dunlop was  practising for the Skerries 100 road race when he crashed on Saturday.

The Skerries 100 motorcycle road race has taken place in tribute to racer William Dunlop, who died during a practice run for the Dublin event on Satur(...)

Michael Dunlop: “Once you’re on the bike you’ve got freedom. It’s only you. Off the bike lots of people are picking and poking at you. I’m free on the bike.”. Photo: Linden Adams/Getty Images

“I’m the one putting my life on the line so it has to happen the way I want it to happen,” Michael Dunlop says bluntly on the Isle of Man while prepar(...)

Alan Bonner who died during practice for the senior TT at the Isle of Man.  Alan was the fastest ever rider at the TT from Ireland. Photograph: Dave Kneen/Pacemaker Press

There is a chapter in the recently published biography Road Racer – It’s in my blood by Michael Dunlop that is entitled ‘I had to do it for him’. It(...)

Alastair Seeley leads William Dunlop during qualifying at the Northwest 200. William and his brother Michael were riding behind their father Robert when he died in a crash during practice on the circuit in 2008. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

You know you are there when you arrive. You couldn’t be anywhere else but the Joey Dunlop Recreation Centre. Ballybogey, Bushmills and Armoy sweeping (...)

Every now and then, a sports documentary comes along that draws in even those normally reduced to boils and boredom by the relevant activity. Asif Kap(...)

Winning combination: Michael, Robert and William Dunlop at the Mid Antrim 150 in 2007

At the annual International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy), motorcycles reach speeds of about 200 mph on twisting, narrow open roads. The festival, (...)