Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT: Supersport Fatal Crash

Isle of Man TT: Supersport Fatal Crash

2011 Isle of Man TT

Another rider has perished in the 2011 Isle of Man TT. Derek Brien, 34, of Co. Meath in Ireland, was killed during the IOMTT crash in the first Supersport race Monday.

The Auto Cycle Union (ACU) reported the fatal, one-man IOMTT crash occurred during a high-speed section at Gorse Lea. Once the incident occurred, the IOMTT Supersport race was red-flagged.

The ACU says: "Derek Brien was an experienced road racer who first competed on the Isle of Man in the Manx Grand Prix in 2007 and competed in the TT Races in 2009 and 2010. He had a highest TT place of 13th in the 2010 Supersport 1 race."

"Derek Brien was single with a partner, Sarah. The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Derek’s family and friends."

Jim Parker (Managing Director, ACU Events) says: "Derek was a very talented road racer and achieved a number of notable career highlights including his Manx Grand Prix victory. He will be sorely missed."

This is the second fatal crash in 2011 IOMTT, the first claiming the lives of sidecar duo Bill Currie, 67, of Ellesmere Port, and his passenger Kevin Morgan, 59, of Shrewsbury.

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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