Joey's first TT win
When Joey Dunlop was looking for tyres for his Seeley Yamaha in 1977, he found it difficult to get any at the right price. Coming into victory lane after wining ther Jubilee TT, the tyre manufacturer rushed up to put a brand hat on his head. It didn't stay there long!
1977 Jubilee Tt, Joey Dunlop, Seeley Yamaha
Joey Dunlop (Benelli) flies Ballaugh Bridge 1978 F2 TT
In 1978 and 1979, Joey Dunlop rode Benelli machines for Agrati UK, then importers for Benelli. Not particularly competitive against the Japanese machines, Joey finished 5th on this four-cylinder model.
1978 Formula Two Tt, Benelli, Joey Dunlop
Joey Dunlop (Benelli 6) 1979 Formula One TT
For 1979 Joey was contracted to ride 'The Plumber's Nightmare', this Benelli Sei with its intricate exhaust setup. A big brute of a machine, he retired it after a single medioce lap in the 1979 Formula One Race. Better things were about to happen...
1979 Formula One Tt, Benelli, Joey Dunlop