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Joey Dunlop

Epithet: TT Rider (1952-2000)

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Joseph (Joey) Dunlop was born in Northern Ireland in 1952. He is widely considered the greatest road racer of all time. Known affectionately as ‘Yer Maun’, his laid back approach endeared him to a generation of TT fans.

Dunlop competed in 101 TT races from 1976 until 2000, in a variety of classes from the Ultra-Lightweight to the Senior TT and has the distinction of winning three TT hat-tricks. His trademark yellow Arai helmet, together with the iconic number 3, are a familiar sight on countless T-shirts.

Dunlop was also a well-known and respected publican in his home town of Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. He was awarded an MBE for his contribution to sport, and later an OBE for his charity work. Joey was tragically killed during racing at Tallinn, Estonia in 2000, but still inspires a devoted legion of fans.

Occupation / profession: Motorcyclist, T.T Rider.

Gender: Male

Date of death: 2000

Competed in

RacePositionTimeSpeedMachine
2000 Ultra Lightweight TT11:24:30.80107.14Honda
2000 Senior TT31:52:33.80120.66Honda
2000 Lightweight TT10:58:32.20116.01Honda
2000 Junior TT41:16:26.70118.45Honda
2000 Formula 1 TT11:52:15.30120.99Honda
1999 Ultra Lightweight TT271:33:26.1096.91Honda
1999 Senior TT51:53:28.50119.69Honda
1999 Lightweight TT51:19:05.80114.48Honda
1999 Junior TT51:17:13.30117.26Honda
1999 Formula 1 TT21:14:52.80120.92Honda
1998 Ultra Lightweight TT91:06:25.80102.23Honda
1998 Senior TTRHonda
1998 Lightweight TT10:46:51.8096.61Honda
1997 Ultra Lightweight TT101:26:20.70104.87Honda
1997 Senior TT71:56:01.30117.07Honda
1997 Lightweight TT11:18:20.10115.59Honda
1997 Junior TT51:17:42.60116.52Honda
1997 Formula 1 TT61:56:29.40116.6Honda
1996 Ultra Lightweight TT10:42:34.60106.33Honda
1996 Senior TT21:54:37.20118.5Honda
1996 Lightweight TT11:18:31.50115.31Honda
1996 Formula 1 TT71:59:53.40113.29Honda
1995 Ultra Lightweight TTRHonda
1995 Senior TT11:54:01.90119.11Honda
1995 Lightweight TT11:18:16.40115.68Honda
1995 Junior TT41:19:01.60114.58Honda
1995 Formula 1 TT21:55:33.90117.53Honda
1994 Ultra Lightweight TT11:25:38.40105.74Honda
1994 Supersport 600 TT71:19:48.60113.45Honda
1994 Senior TT31:56:20.20116.75Honda
1994 Junior TT11:18:57.80114.67Honda
1994 Junior Classic MGP21:32:52.0097.5Aermacchi
1994 Formula 1 TT31:56:23.60116.69Honda
1993 Ultra Lightweight TT11:24:25.00107.26Honda
1993 Supersport 600 TTRHonda
1993 Senior TT111:59:27.40113.7Honda
1993 Lightweight Classic MGPRAermacchi
1993 Junior TT31:18:59.80114.62Honda
1993 Formula 1 TT142:00:09.00113.04Honda
1992 Ultra Lightweight TT11:25:01.60106.49Honda
1992 Supersport 600 TT91:20:53.80111.93Honda
1992 Senior TTRHonda
1992 Junior TTRHonda
1992 Formula 1 TT31:55:13.00117.88Honda
1991 Ultra Lightweight TT21:27:59.20102.91Honda
1991 Supersport 600 TT61:20:37.20112.31Honda
1991 Senior TT21:53:30.20119.66Honda
1991 Junior TT51:20:47.80112.07Honda
1991 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1990 Ultra Lightweight TTRHonda
1990 Senior TT162:11:48.80103.04Honda
1990 Junior TTRHonda
1990 Formula 1 TT81:59:20.60113.81Honda
1988 Senior TT11:55:42.60117.38Honda
1988 Production C TT111:25:52.00105.45Honda
1988 Production B TT51:21:49.40110.66Honda
1988 Junior TT11:20:56.60111.87Honda
1988 Formula 1 TT11:56:50.20116.25Honda
1987 Senior TT11:30:41.2099.85Honda
1987 Production B TT181:04:51.20104.71Honda
1987 Junior TT82:08:03.40106.06Honda
1987 Formula 1 TT11:58:04.40115.03Honda
1986 Senior TT42:01:21.20111.92Honda
1986 Production C TT41:06:55.40101.48Honda
1986 Junior TTRHonda
1986 Formula 1 TT11:20:09.40112.96Honda
1985 Senior TT11:59:28.20113.69Honda
1985 Production 750 TT221:09:01.8098.38Honda
1985 Junior TT12:03:35.00109.9Honda
1985 Formula 1 TT11:59:12.00113.95Honda
1984 Senior TTRHonda
1984 Production 750 TTRHonda
1984 Junior TTRHonda
1984 Formula 1 TT12:01:37.00111.68Honda
1984 Classic TT21:57:12.40115.89Honda
1983 Senior TT32:00:24.40112.77Honda
1983 Formula 1 TT11:59:06.40114.03Honda
1982 Formula 1 TT22:04:26.00109.15Honda
1982 Classic TTRHonda
1981 Formula 1 TT32:04:07.60109.42Honda
1981 Classic TTRHonda
1980 Senior TT92:07:11.20106.79Yamaha
1980 Junior TT121:31:58.2098.45Yamaha
1980 Classic TT12:00:29.80112.72Yamaha
1979 Senior TTRSuzuki
1979 Junior TTRYamaha
1979 Formula 2 TT131:39:55.0090.62Benelli
1979 Formula 1 TTRBenelli
1979 Classic TT62:04:39.20108.96Yamaha
1978 Senior TTRYamaha
1978 Junior TT111:56:40.0097.02Yamaha
1978 Formula 2 TT51:36:56.0093.41Benelli
1978 Formula 1 TTRHonda
1978 Classic TTRYamaha
1977 Senior TT41:49:47.00103.1Yamsel
1977 Junior TT101:11:32.2094.93Yamsel
1977 Jubilee TT11:23:10.60108.86Yamaha
1977 Classic TT72:09:11.80105.13Yamsel
1976 Senior TT182:17:49.0098.55Yamsel
1976 Production TTRYamaha
1976 Lightweight TTRYamsel
1976 Junior TT161:53:22.8099.83Yamsel
1976 Classic TTRYamsel

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