Motorcycle Racing News Two Killed in 2011 Isle of Man TT Crash

Two Killed in 2011 Isle of Man TT Crash

2011 IOMTT Crash

Two sidecar racers were killed in a crash during practice Tuesday for the 2011 Isle of Man TT.

The Auto Cycle Union (ACU) says that the two racers killed in the Isle of Man TT crash were Bill Currie, 67, from Ellesmere Port, and his passenger Kevin Morgan, 59, from Shrewsbury. The ACU says the IOMTT fatal crash occurred at Ballacrye in the north part of the Mountain Course.

Following the accident, the sidecar IOMTT practice was red-flagged for 15 minutes.

The ACU reports that Bill was an experienced racer who first competed at the TT Races in 1969, when he recorded a third place finish. He finished 8th in last year’s TT sidecar Race in his fastest ever race time of 107.944. Kevin made his TT debut in 1984. This was the first year that the pair had competed together."

"Bill was divorced with 2 children and Kevin was single with two sons.

Jim Parker (ACU Events Managing Director) says: "I have known both Bill and Kevin for many years and am deeply saddened by their untimely death. They were a huge part of the sidecar paddock and will be sorely missed by everyone involved in the event."

The statement adds the Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the IOMTT accident is underway.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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