Thursday 18 January 2018

Sons of motorcycling legend Robert Dunlop to compete in Killalane Races

Sons of the legendary motorcycling legend Robert Dunlop will be among the host of Irish biking stars travelling to north Dublin this weekend to compete in the Killalane Road Races.

Michael and William, as well as their cousin Sam, are now stars in their own right following in the tyre-tracks of the famous brothers Joey and Robert who dominated racing until their sport claimed their lives.

Despite the dangers that killed Joey in 2000 and Robert in 2008 - Michael (24) has emerged as the most prominent of the younger generation, having already claimed seven Isle of Man TT victories.

Three Irish championship titles will be decided at the 3.6 mile circuit which will take place on closed public roads on Sunday, the final day in the Irish Road Racing Championship calendar.

Also travelling to Killalane will be the charismatic Guy Martin (31) from Lincolnshire, whose heroic efforts to win at the TT races were the focus of the documentary film Closer To The Edge in 2011.

As famous for his black leathers and sideburns as his racing success, he will be competing in the Classic race.

The Killalane Road Races first took place in 1984 and share part of the circuit used by the Skerries Races held every July.

A Classic Run through Skerries Town, starting at Skerries Mills, will be held at 8pm on Friday. Roads close for practice on Saturday between 1pm and 7pm. And the races themselves will start at 10am on Sunday.

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