Isle of Man TT: Northern Irish rider Davy Morgan dies in third fatal crash at this year’s races | UK News


A third driver has died at the 2022 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race.

The annual motorcycle racing event returned for the first time since the COVID pandemic, but has been marred by the deaths of solo rider Mark Purslow last week, sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel on Sunday and Davy Morgan on Monday.

Monday’s Supersport race was red-flagged after a crash on the final lap and the Superstock race was postponed.

Organisers have confirmed that 52-year-old Northern Irish racer Morgan died in the accident.

He was a veteran of the TT racing circuit and made his 80th start on Monday.

A statement from organisers said: “It is with a heavy heart that the Isle of Man TT Races can confirm that Davy Morgan, 52, from Saintfield, Northern Ireland, was killed in an incident on the third and final lap of the first Supersport Race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races.

“The accident occurred at the 27th Milestone on the mountain section of the course.

“Davy was a highly experienced TT competitor, having contested every TT since his debut in the 2002 Production 600 Race, and today’s Supersport Race was his 80th TT start.

“Davy’s TT career included a 7th-place finish in the 2006 Senior TT and a 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 Replicas.

“His best lap around the TT Mountain Course was at an average speed of 125.134mph which he set in the 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.”

Since racing started in this year’s event in May, Morgan was the third person to die following a crash.

British Supersport rider Purslow, 29, suffered a fatal accident in TT qualifying on Wednesday.

Lavorel, 35, died last Saturday.

He was competing in the TT races for the first time as a passenger to his compatriot Cesar Chanel, who was airlifted to hospital in Liverpool in a critical condition.


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