William Dunlop to be buried next to his dad Robert

William Dunlop

William Dunlop has passed away after an incident during practice for the Skerries 100 road races in Ireland.

Dunlop, from Co Antrim, was taking part in practice at the annual Skerries 100 races when the crash occurred.

The funeral of Ballymoney road racer William Dunlop will be held on Wednesday at Garryduff Presbyterian Church at 13:00 BST. The older brother of Michael Dunlop, William was the son of Robert Dunlop and nephew of the great Joey Dunlop, both of whom also died while racing.

He had due to become a father for the second time later this year with partner Janine Brolly.

"The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop's family and friends".

Also speaking at the Co Donegal golfing event, host Rory McIlory said: "I think it's unfortunate, what the family have been through has been horrendous".

Members of motorcycle racing community have been left devastated and flowers have been laid at the Dunlop memorial garden in Ballymoney.

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The Ballymoney native, 32, crashed near Sam's Tunnel on his third lap shortly after 5pm on Saturday evening. It's a family very much in our thoughts right now.

"Everyone's thoughts are with the family".

The Skerries race weekend attracts thousands of spectators to the area each year.

William's younger brother Michael scored his 18 TT success at this year's event, moving him into third on the all-time winners list behind only 23-time victor John McGuinness and Dunlop's legendary uncle.

The Ballymoney man was a victor at the North West 200, and the Ulster Grand Prix.

"A man in his 30s was fatally injured in a crash", a Garda confirmed.

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