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Joey Dunlop was so much more than the racer of his generation

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Joey defying the odds and the elements to win the Lightweight TT aboard his 250cc Honda in 1998

Joey defying the odds and the elements to win the Lightweight TT aboard his 250cc Honda in 1998

Joey defying the odds and the elements to win the Lightweight TT aboard his 250cc Honda in 1998

Wherever fans gather to talk about motorcycle road racers, one name is always first on their lips: the legendary Joey Dunlop.

It is hard to believe that he died in a race 20 years ago tomorrow because the memories of his exploits are still fresh in the minds of many.

For all his genius on two wheels, he was the most reticent of superstars in an era when those with only a modicum of talent were lauded far beyond what they deserved.