“I never wanted to be a superstar, I just wanted to be myself, I hope people remember me that way”
William Joseph “Joey” Dunlop, O.B.E., M.B.E. (February 25th 1952 – July 2nd 2000), was a world champion motorcycle racer from Ballymoney in Northern Ireland, best known for road racing. Best known throughout the sport as “Joey” or “Yer Maun”, his achievements include three hat-tricks at the Isle of Man TT races (1985, 1988 and 2000), where he won a record of 26 races in total. During Joey’s career he won the Ulster Grand Prix 24 times and the North West 200 13 times. In 1986 Joey won a fifth consecutive TT Formula One world title. In 2005 he was voted the fifth greatest motorcycling icon ever by Motorcycle News.