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Eight classic races that helped Joey Dunlop and Northern Ireland's top road warriors build a rich TT legacy

 

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First class: Joey Dunlop en route to winning the Lightweight TT in 2000

First class: Joey Dunlop en route to winning the Lightweight TT in 2000

Joey Dunlop all smiles after his F1 TT triumph in 2000

Joey Dunlop all smiles after his F1 TT triumph in 2000

Family plan: William and Robert Dunlop at the 2006 TT

Family plan: William and Robert Dunlop at the 2006 TT

Hot wheels: Michael Dunlop receives the 2014 Senior TT trophy from Phillip McCallen

Hot wheels: Michael Dunlop receives the 2014 Senior TT trophy from Phillip McCallen

First class: Joey Dunlop en route to winning the Lightweight TT in 2000

All this week, competitors should have been roaring down Bray Hill and off around the 37.75-mile Isle of Man TT Mountain Circuit at the 2020 motorcycling festival around the toughest, arguably most dangerous and demanding course on the calendar.

However, the coronavirus crisis led to the cancellation of the TT.

Instead, here are some of the most memorable moments by local riders at the TT, two of which involve William Joseph Dunlop MBE OBE, who dominated the event like no other and amassed an amazing 26 victories between 1977 and 2000.