Robert Dunlop's motorcycle seized at 160mph while he was practicing for the North West 200 (Pic: Pacemaker Press)

Robert Dunlop's motorcycle seized at 160mph while he was practicing for the North West 200 (Pic: Pacemaker Press)

 

Robert Dunlop dies at North West 200

By Liam Marsden -

 15 May 2008 23:31

Motorcycle racer Robert Dunlop has died after suffering injuries in a crash during practice for the North West 200 on Thursday, May 15.

Robert, the brother of Joey Dunlop who died racing in Estonia in 2000, was taken straight to Causeway Hospital but later died of his injuries.

The accident happened durying qualifying for the 250cc class at the Mathers Cross section of the North West 200 road course.

Robert Dunlop was travelling at roughly 160mph when his motorcycle appeared to seize and he was thrown over the handlebars.

Darren Burns was following and was unable to avoid the motorcycle, he broke his leg but is said to be stable in hospital.