William Joseph Dunlop, O.B.E – Isle of Man TT legend and the original King of the Mountain.
This is the most comprehensive collection of action-packed race footage celebrating Joey’s victories at the TT ever gathered together. After an exhaustive search of our own and many other producers’ archives – as well as a worldwide appeal for footage – we bring you exceptional highlights from a staggering 24 of Joey’s record-breaking 26 TT wins.
While we have been unable to trace any race footage from his first win – the 1977 Jubilee TT – and the 1984 Formula One, the incredible film we have located charts a TT record which is unlikely ever to be bettered.
It shows Joey as a young charger, challenging and beating stars like Mick Grant and Roger Marshall, the ‘big bike’ glory years when Joey scored six F1 wins in a row and his domination of the 125cc and 250cc classes in the 1990s. We are reminded of how “Yer Maun” overcame injury, horrendous weather, a missing exhaust and even a sunken boat to claim victory after victory, and stunned the racing world in 1995 when, as a 43-year-old, he won the Senior TT on the Honda RC45 – his first big bike win for almost a decade.
Share the excitement as he sees off young challengers like Carl Fogarty, Steve Hislop, David Jefferies and John McGuinness, remaining as determined as ever to add to his record-breaking tally of wins. In 2000, at the age of 48, he defied all the odds to take three TT wins in a week for the third time – the first man to achieve this incredible feat - and his seventh F1 victory after what many believe to be his greatest ever ride. Tragically this was to be his final TT, but it was a fitting end to Joey’s amazing relationship with the awe-inspiring Mountain Course.
Joey Dunlop – The TT Wins brings you action-packed highlights, including on-board footage, from these and many more history-making moments. Along the way we hear from Joey and his rivals, including brother Robert with whom he enjoyed some of his toughest battles in the Ultra-Lightweight TTs.