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Old 03-02-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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it cant get too much better than having a nice race career/hobby and a family tire company to go with it
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Michael Dunlop doesn't belong to THAT Dunlop family, but a far more famous one in Racing circles.

His father, Robert , was a successful racer, but his uncle Joey was a former world champion road racer and 3 time Isle of Man TT champion.

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Joey Dunlop is my hero. Man was more bad than everyone on this forum combined. A quick second was Dirk Raudies...
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If you ever get a chance go see the Northwest 200 roadrace in Northern Ireland (or the Ulster GP for that matter), tremendous all on roads like that, I saw Joey race there, and went and had a pint and chat with him in his bar in Ballymeana, he had a couple of Guiness and went out to practice!

When he was interviewed they asked how come he went as fast in the wet as in the dry. He just said he shut his eyes and pretended it was dry....

a great character and a tremendous loss to racing
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That is amazing, just amazing

I was surprised at how, even with the sketchy pavement and as hard as they were pushing, the camera bike rider was not particularly smooth with dialing in throttle while leaned over. In some corners he just whacked it open, still leaned pretty far, and never seemed to lose traction.
Those guys are just unbelievable.
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If you ever get a chance go see the Northwest 200 roadrace in Northern Ireland (or the Ulster GP for that matter), tremendous all on roads like that, I saw Joey race there, and went and had a pint and chat with him in his bar in Ballymeana, he had a couple of Guiness and went out to practice!

When he was interviewed they asked how come he went as fast in the wet as in the dry. He just said he shut his eyes and pretended it was dry....

a great character and a tremendous loss to racing
+1,000,000
arguably the greatest road racer of all time although imo I think John McGuinness will go on to take that title.


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That is amazing, just amazing

I was surprised at how, even with the sketchy pavement and as hard as they were pushing, the camera bike rider was not particularly smooth with dialing in throttle while leaned over. In some corners he just whacked it open, still leaned pretty far, and never seemed to lose traction.
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that would be the WD-40
that does everything don't you know

awesome bit of video isn't it
and here's some getting it a little wrong

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Must be nice to live in a country NOT run by lawyers, where you can hold events like this.

That is beyond insane!
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Sorry, but, the best John McGuinness can possibly achieve is third behind Kenny Roberts and Valentino Rossi.


BTW WD-40 is what I cook my eggs in every morning, and then I eat them on a duct tape plate.
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i thought it was the same dunlop. wth.
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Sorry, but, the best John McGuinness can possibly achieve is third behind Kenny Roberts and Valentino Rossi.


BTW WD-40 is what I cook my eggs in every morning, and then I eat them on a duct tape plate.


We are talking Road Racing NOT sprint/short circuit or track racing.....................

PS put some jalapeos on that
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Niall Mackenzie was a hard also...
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We are talking Road Racing NOT sprint/short circuit or track racing.....................

PS put some jalapeos on that
Oh sorry I thought you meant greatest real racers. No, seriously, NOBODY can hold a candle to the guys that race on the roads. That is crazy!

PS Jalepenos weaken the petroleum burn that you get from the real thing. Sometimes a little battery terminal corrosion, but you gotta use it sparingly...
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