Third racer tragically killed at 2022 Isle of Man TT – Motorsport. com
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The event’s return for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began had been marred already by the deaths of solo rider Mark Purslow after a crash last week in practice and Sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel in Sunday’s canceled Sidecar race.
Monday’s three-lap Supersport race was red-flagged on the final lap after the particular majority of frontrunners had currently finished with regard to an accident at the 27th Milestone section of the particular course.
This severity associated with the incident forced the Superstock race to be postponed untill 6: 35pm on Monday evening.
Organisers have now confirmed that 52-year-old Norther Irish racer Morgan, a veteran of the TT who’d made his 80th start on Monday, died in the accident.
A statement read: “It is with a heavy heart that the particular Isle associated with Man TT Races can confirm that Davy Morgan, 52, from Saintfield, Northern Ireland has been killed in an incident around the third plus final panel of the first Supersport Race of the 2022 Isle associated with Man TT Races.
“The accident occurred at the particular 27th Landmark within the mountain portion of the Course.
“Davy was a highly experienced TT competitor, having contested every TT since his debut within the 2002 Production 600 Race, and today’s Supersport Race had been his 80th TT start.
“Davy’s TT career included a 7th-place finish within the 2006 Senior TT and the career-best 5th-place finish in the 2008 Lightweight TT.
“Davy had recorded 49 finishes which included 25 top-twenty results, and his previous performances had earned him 14 Silver Replicas and 30 Bronze Reproductions.
“His best lap around the TT Mountain Course was at an average speed of 125. 134mph which he set in the particular 2010 Senior TT.
“The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Davy’s partner Trudy, his family, loved ones, and friends. ”
Sidecar driver Cesar Chanel is still in hospital in a critical condition following the accident which usually claimed Lavorel’s life upon Saturday.
Monday’s Supersport plus Superstock races were won by Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman, while the rescheduled 1st Sidecar outing was claiming by Ben and Tom Birchall.
Racing is due to continue on Wednesday with the particular second Supersport race plus the Supertwins race.