William Dunlop has died after an incident during practice at the Skerries 100 road race event in Ireland.

The Ballymoney rider, 32, was involved in an incident during Saturday’s practice sessions and has passed away from his injuries.

Dunlop had been taking part in an open practice session on his Temple Golf Club Yamaha when he crashed. The session was immediately red flagged with medics attending the incident.

“The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club, organisers of the Skerries 100, deeply regrets to announce that competitor William Dunlop of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, has passed away following injuries received in a tragic accident that occurred during practise which took place today 7th July 2018,” a statement from the Loughshinny Motorcycle Club read.

“The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.”