Robert Dunlop dies at NW200

Legendary road racer, brother of Joey Dunlop, dies after crash in 250cc qualifying. You do not have to be a member to leave your tributes.

ROBERT Dunlop has died from severe chest injuries following a crash in Thursday's practice session at the North West 200.

The crash happened in the 250cc qualifying at the Mathers Cross Section of the course and involved another rider, Northern Irishman Darren Burns, who has suffered a broken leg and concussion.

It's thought the riders were approaching 160mph as the accident took place. Witnesses say that the rear wheel on Dunlop's bike appeared to stop, throwing him from the bike. Dunlop was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after 2200 BST.

Robert Dunlop's brother, Joey, died in a racing accident in Estonia in 2000.

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