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Joeys first TT win

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Joeys 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

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1977 Jubilee Tt Joey Dunlop


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In this photo print, we are transported back to the exhilarating world of motorcycle racing in 1977. The legendary Joey Dunlop, astride his powerful Seeley Yamaha, basks in the glory of his first TT win. However, behind this triumphant moment lies a tale of perseverance and resourcefulness. As Joeys's victory lap brings him into victory lane, it becomes evident that finding suitable tires for his beloved machine was no easy feat. Faced with exorbitant prices and limited options, he had tirelessly searched for the perfect set to conquer the challenging Jubilee TT course. But just as fate would have it, a tire manufacturer seized this opportunity to celebrate Joey's remarkable achievement by rushing up to him with their brand hat. Eagerly placing it on his head amidst cheers from the crowd, little did they know that their gesture would be short-lived. The sheer force of speed and adrenaline coursing through Joey's veins proved too much for even a well-intentioned hat. As he sped past cheering fans and flashing cameras, wind resistance effortlessly whisked away the cap from its temporary perch atop his head. This candid moment captured by BikeSport TT Race Pics not only immortalizes Joey Dunlop's maiden TT triumph but also serves as a testament to his unwavering determination and unmatched skill on two wheels. It is an image that encapsulates both the thrill of victory and the fleeting nature of fame - reminding us all that true champions are made through grit and passion rather than

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