Posted 16 May 2008 - 17:31
Posted 16 May 2008 - 17:37
Posted 16 May 2008 - 18:32
Interview from a couple of years ago on Irish radio - sad to listen to
Posted 16 May 2008 - 22:33
Non-racing fan colleagues - with no malice at all - offered their condolences but mentioned "that's how it is with organ donor racing." Personally, I'm with Bruce McLaren: "To do something well is so worthwhile, that to die trying to do it better cannot be considered foolhardy."
Posted 17 May 2008 - 00:35
Doug is absolutely right, these road racers are indeed a breed apart. Motorcycle road racing is an anachronism in this day and age, which is what makes it so beautiful. It can be terrifyingly sad as well, just like it used to be in the old days...
RIP Robert - I´m sure you will line up alongside Joey and Martin once again.
Posted 17 May 2008 - 05:40
Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:20
I dont believe that it is sad "that he could not set aside the motorcycle racing addiction that has now bitten him" - I think that is precisely what defines him, his brother Joey, and all the other brave riders that understand the challenge of these road circuits and want to rise to that challenge.
A brave and talented man - rest in peace Robert
Posted 17 May 2008 - 20:42
Posted 17 May 2008 - 21:13
Posted 17 May 2008 - 23:35
Another Dunlop star on the roads.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 00:41
Posted 18 May 2008 - 18:44
Words fail me
Likewise. Long live the Dunlop legacy
Posted 20 May 2008 - 21:07
Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:54
The 250 race (which is the first one on part 1) with young Dunlop taking that remarkable win is one of those genuinely outstanding sporting moments that brings a tear to your eye.
A wonderful ride and no better tribute to his dad and indeed the whole Dunlop family who've given so much to the sport.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:59
Robert Dunlop fatally crashed while practicing a Honda 250. Did he plan participating in the same class race, alongside his sons Michael and William?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:35
Posted 21 May 2008 - 13:09
Ironically, it seems Robert's crash was due to his 2-stroke bike seizing at top speed on his first practise lap, and then being hit by the next rider, which could have happened on a short-circuit (and indeed many similar accidents have occurred over the years.
But the longer you keep racing, the worse the odds get..........
Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:17
Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:31
Originally posted by ghinzani
If you have'nt seen the 250 race yet then you should try and spare 20 minutes to watch it before its removed from the BBC site. Michael said afterwards he was only going out to keep William company on the warm up lap, then Williams bike broke... Unbelievable....
Amazing! thanks for the link, I had not seen the race, a fitting tribute to Robert from one of his lads.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 16:03
(P.S. Can we move this to the motorcycle section please?)