IN PICTURES: Remembering Joey Dunlop - a road racing icon

A smiling Joey Dunlop after winning the Lightweight TT
A smiling Joey Dunlop after winning the Lightweight TT

Today marks what would have been road racing king Joey Dunlop’s 66th birthday.

The Ballymoney man, forever a sporting legend in Northern Ireland, is a motorcycling icon.

Eighteen years ago, at the age of 48, Dunlop died while racing in Estonia.

Here, we look back at the career of the decorated rider. Click the link above to launch the gallery.