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Joey Dunlop lap to take place during Manx Grand Prix

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The annual memorial lap to commemorate the career of the TT’s most successful competitor is to take place during this year’s Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT.

The Joey Dunlop memorial lap started in 2010, to remember the 26-times TT winner 10 years after his death.

Since then it has taken place annually with participants making donations or buying T-shirts in aid of the Joey Dunlop Foundation, which provides disabled holiday accommodation for island visitors.

Foundation chairman Kevin Quirk said: ‘Due to the success of the first ride out, the charity has held a memorial lap each year on July 2. However, for 2014 it was agreed to have this event during the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.’

This year the event will take place on Tuesday, August 26, starting out from the TT Grandstand at 6.30pm, and organisers are hoping some TT riders will take part too. Police are to deal with traffic control to keep the lap flowing but roads will be open and speed limits will apply.

The charity is fundraising to build two more flats at the Joey Dunlop House at Braddan Bridge.

JDF T-shirts and Simon Andrews lap T-shirts will be sold at the grandstand or online to buy in advance at www.joeydunlopfoundation.com

Riders can also create a charity account at www.justgiving.com/joeydunlopfoundation.

Riders are asked to buy a T-shirt and arrive by 6pm for a prompt start.

 

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