Competitor Profile: Robert Dunlop

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Biography

PhotographA winner on the course at his first attempt, Robert from Ballymoney, won the 1983 Newcomers 350cc Manx Grand Prix. In 1989 he scored his first TT win in the 125cc Class with a new lap record at 103.02mph. In 1990 he repeated his success in the 125 with a new lap record at 104.09mph. In 1991 he scored a double victory taking the 125cc Race for the third year in succession at a record 103.68mph with a new lap record at 106.71mph and won the Junior TT at 114.89mph. In 1992 he finished 2nd in the 125 and 3rd in the Junior and Senior and in 1993 he finished 2nd in the 125. In 1994 an accident at Ballaugh in the Formula 1 ended his week. He didn’t race again until 1997 in the 125cc Race and took a fine 3rd place. In 1998 he won the Ultra-Lightweight race and in 1999 finished 5th. In 2000 he rode a Honda in the Ultra-Lightweight and brought it home in third place. Robert was due to make his TT return in the inaugural TT on the Billown Course, but it was not to be. Regrettably Robert lost his life in a practice incident at the North West 200 Road Races in Northern Ireland on May 15th 2008.

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