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Joey Dunlop’s youngest daughter Joanne places flowers on his statue in Ballymoney

Joey Dunlop’s youngest daughter Joanne places flowers on his statue in Ballymoney

Joey Dunlop’s youngest daughter Joanne places flowers on his statue in Ballymoney

The youngest daughter of racing legend Joey Dunlop has paid a touching tribute to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

Joanne Dunlop laid flowers at her father's statue in Ballymoney yesterday, a spot where thousands of racing fans still pay homage every year.

Widely considered to be one of the greatest figures in his sport, the motorcycle racing world was profoundly shocked when the 48-year-old died while competing at a race in Estonia 20 years ago today.

The Dunlop family also suffered further tragedy, with Joey's brother Robert and nephew William also losing their lives to racing accidents.

Today the dynasty survives with William's brother Michael and Joey's son continuing to compete in the sport.

Belfast Telegraph