Thursday 21 September 2017

Joey Dunlop

Joey Dunlop
Joey Dunlop

On August 27, 2000, a month after Joey Dunlop was killed while, typically, leading a race in Tallinn, Estonia, the Isle of Man government arranged a special memorial.

More than 10,000 motor cyclists took part in a lap of honour over the famed TT circuit, forming a line extending over 17 miles. Meanwhile, thousands of Manx residents lining the course, loudly applauded the riders in a remarkable tribute to the man known as 'King of the Mountain'.

A year later, on the first anniversary of Joey's death, his brothers Jim and Robert travelled to Estonia to unveil a memorial plaque at the scene of his fatal crash in a pine forest outside the nation's capital.

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