Glenn Irwin raises £4000 for William Dunlop's family after taking two poll positions at Sunflower Trophy
North West 200 champion Glenn Irwin has raised £4000 for the family of William Dunlop after taking two poll positions at the Sunflower Trophy meeting in Co Down.
William was tragically killed during practice at the Skerries 100 back in July and Irwin has now joined the list of sporting stars to support his partner Janine, daughter Ella and newborn baby Willa Wren.
Pole position x2 wins . Superb battles with @McWill99 @EMR_221 . Most importantly £4000 raised for William Dunlop’s young family whilst putting on a fantastic final race for the fans. pic.twitter.com/Yf2jmU4DrJ— Glenn Irwin (@GIrwinRacing) October 20, 2018
Jonathan Rea last month donated his World Superbike winning leathers to help a fund set up by Dunlop family friend Liam Beckett, also supported by a list of Northern Ireland sporting heroes.
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Irwin picked up the prize-money at Bishopscourt, although he did not defend his title in the headline Sunflower Trophy race. That's due to Martin Jessopp and John McGuinness testing his PBM bikes ahead of the Macau Grand Prix next month.
Carrick man Irwin was a double winner in the Supertwins class on Saturday morning, beating Jeremy McWilliams by 0.1 second in race two.
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