15th July A Good Day for Joey

The date of 15th July was a good one for Joey Dunlop OBE., MBE, they all fell on a Thursday, which can only relate to the Isle of Man and the Southern 100 Road Races.

The diminutive Ulsterman won three of his six Solo Championship Races on Thursday 15th July, the first in 1976: his fifth in 1993 and his six (and regrettably his  last) in 1999.

He spread the other three over three dates 14th July 1977 for his second, completing the first hat-trick on the 13th of July 1978, whilst he won his fourth Championship on 18th July 1991.

(Photo’s courtesy of Southern 100 Archive, depicts his 1993 race win)

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