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Skerries 100 race goes ahead, with entire prize fund to go to William Dunlop's family

32-year-old William Dunlop died tragically during practice for the racing event yesterday afternoon.

TODAY’S SKERRIES 100 road race in north Co Dublin is proceeding as planned at the request of William Dunlop’s family.

Dunlop (32) died as a result of a tragic accident during practice for the annual motorcycling race yesterday.

His famous father Robert and uncle Joey both also died as a result of professional biking accidents.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club, the group which runs th annual race, said in a statement that the event would go ahead as planned at the request of Dunlop’s family.

“The club with the riders’ permission have decide to race with the entire prize fund to go to William’s family,” the statement said.

Posted by on Sunday, 21 April 2019

 

It will be a non-championship meeting and the club hope everyone will consider this a fitting tribute to William and his previous race performance and results at the Skerries 100.

“The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time,” it added.

Dunlop, a member of a motorsports royal family, had been racing since 2006.

He had achieved 108 victories across a distinguished career.

The death of the universally popular rider has led to an outpouring of emotion across social media.

Details regarding the event can be found here.

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