2018 Skerries 100 Results

WilliamDunlop6
WilliamDunlop6

After the tragic death of William Dunlop on Saturday 7th July 2018 the 2018 Skerries 100 was a very somber, respectful and reflective meeting : 

A STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD

Issued  21:30pm on 7th July 2018.

“Following discussion with the family, their sponsors and fellow riders, the Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd have taken the decision to continue with the Skerries 100 on the8th July.   The club with the riders permission have decide to race with the entire prize fund to go to William’s Family.  It will be a non-championship meeting and the club hope everyone will consider this a fitting tribute to William and his previous race performance and results at the Skerries 100

The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.”

Susan Plunkett, Clerk of Course of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club Ltd.

A STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD

Issued  8pm on 8th July 2018.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd as planned, continued their Skerries 100 event today 8th July 2018.

“With the blessing of our racing family and support from all our officials and marshals, the riders took to the grid to complete the demanding 10 race programme, in fine good sunny weather.  The spectators were treated to some superb racing from our incredibly talented riders with only one rider in mind, William Dunlop, a fitting tribute to their fellow fallen rider.   This non-championship races were held on the 2.92 mile circuit, and catered for all classes from 125cc up to Superbikes 1000cc.   

The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends and we are continuing to support them over this very difficult time and the club would ask that the privacy of the family be respected at this time. “

Susan Plunkett, Clerk of Course of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club Ltd

William Dunlop
William Dunlop

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STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD – William Dunlop

Rest in Peace – William Dunlop, ride free.

William Dunlop

A truly sad post to have to add to this website, one that has taken me a couple of days to actually even post up.  

I mean no disrespect to any of the ‘statements’ I have posted before.  Every rider at every event has my absolute respect.  Every rider puts their life on line, every race, and I tilt my cap to every one of them.  I hate posting ‘statements’ on this site because behind each one is a family devastated, friends gone, team mates gone, heroes gone.

And the latter on this occasion is one such hero of mine.  I am sure we all have our favourites, there’s nothing wrong with that.  Every rider and racer has our respect – without doubt or compromise, some though become our favourites, our heroes.  William was one such rider for me.

True skill, true humility, true humanity, a pleasure to watch and I feel privileged for having had the opportunity to watch him race for so many years.

Unfortunately Saturday 7th July 2018 was the last time William would grace the roads.

William Dunlop – thank you for everything.  Thank you.  Your legacy will live on, a small consolation I know, rest easy in the knowledge that you will be missed.

I personally would like to pass on my most sincere condolences to your family, partner, friends, team mates and also to everyone from the road racing community who are now at such a loss.  You are a loss, you will be missed.  Ride free.

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2017 Skerries 100 Results – 01/07/2017

Unfortunately I never made it to the 2017 Skerries 100, however that shouldnt stop you getting all the results… and it wont!

The event was dominated by Derek Shiels’ Cookstown Burrows Engineering Suzuki with a hat trick of big bike wins.  Derek McGee’s performance can’t be over looked either with a further three wins added to his tally and the seven laps of 2.9 miles Grand Final (on it’s second attempt, the first being halted by a red flag due to rain) went something like this :

Shiels started in pole and surged off to an impressive lead winning overall by 10 seconds, second place went to Derek McGee, followed by Michael Sweeney.  Newcomer Davey Todd was fourth, Davy Morgan fifth and Graham Kennedy in sixth.

Derek Shiels at the 2017 Skerries 100 on the Cookstown Burrows Engineering Suzuki
Derek Shiels at the 2017 Skerries 100 on the Cookstown Burrows Engineering Suzuki

Full 2017 Skerries Results :

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