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Last Updated: Monday, 23 April 2007, 20:03 GMT 21:03 UK
Borough honours bike ace Dunlop
Robert Dunlop
Robert Dunlop has had 101 national road races victories
Ulster motorcycling star Robert Dunlop has followed in the footsteps of his late brother Joey by being awarded the freedom of the borough of Ballymoney.

Dunlop, who has won 101 Irish national road races and five Isle of Man TT events, received the honour on Monday.

"I feel humble but this is not just for me, it is also for all the people who have helped me during my career," said the 46-year-old.

Dunlop set a record of North-West 200 wins last year with his 15th success.

He recovered from a serious crash at the TT in 1994 and has ridden only 125 machines since becaue of his injuries.

Robert's brother Joey Dunlop was a five-times Formula One motorcycle racing champion who won a record 26 times at the Isle of Man TT.

He was killed in a road race in Estonia in 2000.



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