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William Dunlop memorial calendar launched by Ulster Grand Prix

The Ulster Grand Prix is launching a special calendar in memory of road racer William Dunlop, who was killed in a crash earlier this year.

William was killed in July in a collision in practice at the Skerries 100 road races in Co Dublin.

He was prolific at the Dundrod course throughout his career picking up seven victories.

The calendar will feature images of Dunlop's various races at the course over the years with pictures being supplied by Pacemaker Press International.

It will go on sale this Friday priced at £10. A share of the proceeds will go to William's partner Janine and daughters Ella and Willa Wren. The Ulster Grand Prix have also donated 100 calendars to the Dunlop family.

It will be available online at the Ulster Grand Prix website, at Centra Whitemountain service station in Lisburn and at Airport Road service station at Nutts Corner.

The Ulster Grand Prix Clerk of the Course Noel Johnston told the News Letter of the high regard William was held in.

“No matter what I asked William to do, it was never a problem – he went out of his way for you. He was a well-mannered lad and a credit to his family. I can’t speak highly enough of him what happened to him totally knocked me for six.

“He was such a genuine lad and he doted on his wee daughter Ella. The calendar is a tribute to William and a donation of the sales will also be made to his family.”

William, part of the legendary Dunlop racing family was the son of Robert Dunlop and nephew of Joey.

He died while making his return to the sport after pulling out of this year's Isle of Man TT.

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