Robert Dunlop dies as a result of motorcycle crash.
The motorcycling world is bereaved by another tragedy. Robert Dunlop died as a result of the injuries suffered on 15th of May during the free practice of the North West 200, a classic race held on classic road ever since 1929.
Running at approximately 160 mph near Mather’s Cross, Robert lost control of his 250cc Honda motorcycle and fall to the ground where he was hit by Darren Burns who raced just behind.
Family and friends are torn apart by the awful news and talk about the fact racing on classic roads should stop as a consequence of this tragic accident. Even though aware of the risks they are assuming, pilots live for racing and it seems that sometimes only such a terrible example can change something.
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