Davy Morgan dies in crash at Isle of Mann TT race, third causality

A veteran of one of the world’s most high-speed and dangerous events has joined a long-list of those who have sadly lost their lives.

Northern Irish motorcycle rider Davy Morgan has become the third fatality at this year’s Isle of Man TT.

Morgan, 52, crashed on the third and final lap of this week’s Supersport event.

A statement issued by race organisers confirmed his death “with a heavy heart”, The Sun reports.

“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 statement read.

“The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Davy’s partner Trudy, his family, loved ones, and friends.”

Morgan is the third competitor to lose his life at this year’s Isle of Man TT, which has been dubbed the “world’s deadliest motorcycle race”.

Welsh rider Mark Purslow was killed in qualifying last week and French sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel died after an incident on Saturday.

Morgan becomes the 263rd rider to die on the dangerous Mountain Course, which has hosted the race since on the island just off the northwest coast since 1911.

This year marks the return of the TT after a two-year absence brought on by Covid-19.

Morgan was an extremely experienced competitor who had been a regular fixture in racing paddocks over three decades.

He first raced at the Isle of Man TT in 2002 and was making his 80th start at the event.

Rider Dave Moffitt was also hospitalised last Tuesday following a crash.

Moffitt is believed to be in serious but stable condition.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.

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