Dunlop, Joey

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Name
Dunlop, Joey Gender: M
Dunlop, William Joseph
born on 25 February 1952 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Dunloy, Ireland, 55n01, 6w25
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°40' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°56 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 23°29'



Joey Dunlop
photo: Chapterknight, license fal

Biography

Irish world champion motorcyclist. In 2016, he was voted the 2nd greatest motorcycling icon ever, one behind Valentino Rossi by Motorcycle News. His achievements include three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT meeting (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won a record 26 races in total. Joey Dunlop's name is amongst the most revered by fans of motorcycle racing. This iconic stature, coupled to Dunlop's somewhat shy and unassuming persona, has led to him being seen as a true working class hero. Such attributes deeply endeared him to fans of motorcycling across the world. During his career he won the Ulster Grand Prix 24 times. In 1986, he won a fifth consecutive TT Formula One world title.

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, to which he had delivered clothing and food.

Joey Dunlop died in Tallinn, Estonia, in 2000 while leading a 125cc race (he had already won the 750cc and 600cc events) on Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit. He appeared to lose control of his bike in the wet conditions and was killed instantly on impact with trees.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes his website[1]

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession