Monday, July 01, 2013


I was looking at this footage last week then I found that Joey Duhnop died on 2/7/2000 in Estonia

Just thought I would show you this, look how he is overtaking guys after the second mile.
Calm as anything he explains how you have to stay composed if your helmet clips the wall as you drive past.
There are stone walls on either side of the road.
Remember he is doing 180 MPH and the only rubber contact with the road would be the surface of your two palms.

There is loads more on YouTube

One story I heard about him in Australia. He was looking at a new motorcycle owned by a fellow cyclest and the owner told him to take it for a spin.. He took off down the highway at 200 MPH
The police put up a large visable roadblock to stop him when he was coming back.
The guy in charge roared at him !
Joey took off the helmet and said "I hope so"
To which the officer said "Come to the police station at five O'clock tomorrow."

"Are ya gonna arrest me"Says Joey.

"Naw  Just autographs and Photographs."

The other one was when he was stopped for driving a bit fast.
"Go a bit slower you might come across some mist or fog and what would you do then?"
Well says Joey " I would just have to put Mister foot on Mister brake"

I said "Mist Or Fog!" said the laughing policeman

Well Joey I hope for your sake they have motorbikes in heaven.
A man who crossed the secterian devide in Northern Ireland it is a pity he didn't see the troubles come to an end...
Joey Dunlop
Dunlop at Bray Hill during the Senior TT in 1992.
Nationality Northern Irish
Born 25 February 1952
Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, UK
Died 2 July 2000 (aged 48)
Tallinn, Estonia
Bike number 3
[hide]Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 25 (1976 - 2000)
TT wins 26
First TT win 1977 Jubilee Classic
Last TT win 2000 Ultra-Lightweight 125 TT
Podiums 40
William Joseph Dunlop, OBE (25 February 1952 – 2 July 2000), was a world champion motorcyclist from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland. In 2005 he was voted the fifth greatest motorcycling icon ever by Motorcycle News.[1] His achievements include three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT meeting (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won a record 26 races in total. During his career he won the Ulster Grand Prix 24 times. In 1986 he won a fifth consecutive TT Formula One world title.
He was awarded the MBE in 1986 for his services to the sport, and in 1996 he was awarded the OBE for his humanitarian work for children in Romanian orphanages, to which he had delivered clothing and food.[2]

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