William Dunlop has died after a crash during the Skerries 100 road race in Ireland, aged 32.
According to The Independent, Race organisers announced on Saturday evening that Dunlop, a regular at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200, had succumbed to injuries suffered in an accident earlier in the day.
Dunlop was competing in practice for the County Dublin event at the time of the crash.
He had previously won races at both the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, and secures nine podium finishes at the Isle of Man TT since his debut in 2006.
The Northern Irishman, whose brother is 18-time TT winner Michael Dunlop, did not compete at this year’s event after deciding to withdraw to return home and be with his pregnant girlfriend Janine. Michael is also due to compete at the Skerries 100 this weekend.
The Dunlop brothers were also competing at the North West 200 in 2008 when father Robert suffered a fatal accident during practice. Their uncle, the legendary Joey Dunlop, won 26 Isle of Man TT races before his death in an accident while racing in Estonia in 2000.
(Inputs From The Independent)