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William Dunlop crash in TT practice

  • PUBLISHED SAT 23:06, 28 MAY 2016
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  • UPDATED FRI 23:24, 26 AUG 2016
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The Northern Irish rider was involved in an incident at Sarah's Cottage in the first practice session.

The first practice session got under way this evening with the Isle of Man's roads closing between 6pm and 9pm in perfect weather conditions.

Willian Dunlop, son of the late Robert and nephew of Joey, came off his Yamaha R6 motorcycle at Sarah's Cottage on his second lap of the 37.73-mile TT course. Spectators and fans were relieved to see that he was quickly on his feet and appeared to be uninjured although the latter has not yet been verified.
Perhaps ironically, this incident occurred within half a mile of last year's crash at Laurel Bank in which he sustained a broken rib and extensive bruising. 

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The 30-year-old from Ballymoney in the scenic County Antrim, Northern Ireland (less than ten miles from the North-West 200 circuit where he finished in 9th place in this year's Actavo Supersport race) is with the CD/IC racing team this year run by Chris Dowds and is scheduled to race his R6 in the Supersport class and his R1 in the Superbike race.

This photo was taken tonight at Greeba Castle, five minutes before the incident.


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