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Jonathan Rea dedicates superbike win to William Dunlop

Superbike World Championship Jonathan Rea has dedicated his victory at Misano to the memory of his compatriot William Dunlop, who lost his life at the Skerries 100 on Saturday.

Rea, 31, completed a weekend win double at Misano in Italy to continue his dominance of the World Superbike series.

After the race, the Northern Irishmen spoke of the death of William Dunlop, who was killed in a practice run at the Skerries 100 in Co Dublin.

He said:  “I wanted to win this race so much as a tribute to William Dunlop. I can’t imagine what his family are going through and my thoughts are with them.

He added: “That race was super hard - I emptied the tank for that one. The bike was pretty good but the bikes were fairly evenly matched and it was hard to make the passes.

“I woke up this morning with neck spasms so thanks to the physios who helped sort that out for me.”

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