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Glenn Irwin will donate Sunflower Trophy prize-money to William Dunlop's family

Glenn Irwin
Glenn Irwin

North West 200 champion Glenn Irwin has announced that he will donate his prize-money from this weekend's Sunflower Trophy meeting to the family of William Dunlop.

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.

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.

Now Irwin has confirmed he will donate any prize-money he wins at Bishopscourt this weekend, although he will 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.

Irwin will instead be the strong favourite to win the Supertwins race, in which he's in action for John Burrows. He is the Supertwins lap record holder at the venue with a time he set back in 2014.

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