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Michael Dunlop will ride his late father Robert's Rotary Norton in a special parade lap at the Classic TT Races this month.

 

The 11-time Isle of Man TT winner will wear specially created replica leathers and helmet for the tribute lap in memory of his uncle Joey, who won the TT 26 times.

 

Scheduled to take place on Saturday 23 August, 'Joey Dunlop Road Racing Legends - The Rivals Parade Lap' will include 26 of Joey's greatest rivals in his road and circuit racing career and Michael Dunlop will be representing his father.

 

Michael will be riding the same machine his father rode in 1990, when he achieved a double in the North West 200 and also finished third in the F1 Isle of Man TT. The bike is currently on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham and has been serviced and prepared for its return to the Isle of Man Mountain Course, Manx Radio said.

 

In addition to the tribute lap, the bike will be on display during the Classic TT.

 

James Hewing, director of the National Motorcycle Museum, said he was keen to showcase and celebrate the museum and its collection in live action events, displaying the classic bikes as they were meant to be seen.

 

"The parade will not only represent a tribute to both Joey and Robert Dunlop but also the engineering achievement that the Rotary Norton represents," he added.

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