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Dunlop story hits West End as Road movie goes nationwide

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Robert Dunlop and his brother Joey in the winner's enclosure after the Ultra Light weight TT race in June 2000.  This was Joey's last TT win and Robert finished second

Isle of Man TT races 200 -0 Robert Dunlop and his brother Joey in the winner's enclosure after the Ultra Light weight TT race in June 2000. This was Joey's last TT win and Robert finished second

The high-octane exploits of the greatest ever road racing family will enthral cinema-goers across the UK when the film Road goes nationwide tonight.

Produced by DoubleBand Films and narrated by Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson, Road charts the incredible careers of Ballymoney brothers Joey and Robert Dunlop – as well as the current racing exploits of Robert’s sons Michael and William.

Both sons are taking part in a live question and answer session in London’s West End tonight which is being shown in cinemas across all regions of the UK.

Motorsport presenter Suzi Perry is hosting the event at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, with the film’s worldwide release on Friday.

Featuring spectacular racing action, Road has been rated as five-star and described as “belief defying” by one national newspaper.

Liam Beckett, who was Robert Dunlop’s mechanic and mentor for many years, worked as a consultant on the film and is in London for the opening night.

He told the News Letter: “It is a fabulous film and even the men who have watched it told me they shed tears at it – and I’m not too embarrassed to say I did myself. It showcases a truly unique family.

“You see some great footage, old and new. Then there are the heartbreaking interviews through the film, and you can see just how humble and modest they were via those interviews.”

 

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