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Race fans can relive thrill of Joey's North West 200 heroics

By Paul Lindsay

The late great Joey Dunlop recorded 13 wins during his illustrious career at the International North West 200 between 1979 and 1988, and race fans will be delighted to hear that all 13 have been captured and edited for posterity by the James Brothers.

The County Down film makers have already produced 'How the North West Was Won' and 'Joey Dunlop Remembered' so this new DVD, which will be distributed by Isle of Man based Duke Video in November, is a must for all discerning fans of the Ballymoney man.

The 90-minute edit will include insightful interviews with Joey and racing footage from the aforementioned 13 wins – not to mention rare photographs and never before seen footage of the great man himself.

There will be interviews with Joey's racing rivals from the respective eras including Carl Fogarty, Wayne Gardner, Steve Parrish, Kenny Irons, Alex George, John Newbold and many more.

BBC Sport Northern Ireland's Stephen Watson voices the DVD, with additional race commentary from well-known local biking aficionado George McCann.

The footage includes an onboard lap of the North West 200 with Joey and tributes to Tom Herron, Mervyn Robinson and Frank Kennedy, who all lost their lives at the north coast event.

The DVD can be pre-ordered online by logging on to www.dukevideo.com

This weekend's local short circuit action takes place on Saturday, September 20 at Bishopscourt Race Circuit in County Down, with the inaugural running of the David Wood Memorial Races – promoted by the Motorcycle Road Racing Club of Ireland.

The 16-race programme gets under way from 11.00am with riders chasing an impressive total prize fund of over £6,000.

Spectator admission is £10 but includes an event programme, with under-16s (accompanied) free of charge.

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