The permanent memorial, created by Scottish sculptor David Annand, was discovered by William’s brother, Michael, and his mother, Louise.
One of road racing’s most popular riders, William tragically lost his life at the age of 32 following an accident while training at the Skerries 100 in County Dublin in 2018.
His partner, Janine Brolly, and his uncle Jim were present on Friday, where a large crowd of supporters gathered to watch the unveiling.
William’s statue stands next to that of his father Robert, who was killed at the North West 200 in 2008.
A multiple North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix winner, William was one of Ireland’s finest motorcycle racing riders and his untimely death left a huge void in the sport.
His younger brother Michael continues to carry the flag for the legendary Dunlop dynasty and is the third most successful rider in Isle of Man TT history with 19 wins, seven behind his uncle and all-time record holder Joey.
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