TT2014: Rider killed after incident in Supersport race
So sad that 2 people have now passed away competing in this TT race, racing is dangerous but its only when tragic accidents like this happen, it opens our eyes to how dangerous it really is. our condolences to Bobs family and friends, a great loss to a super guy.
Gloucester competitor Bob Price has sadly lost his life following an incident in the Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT
An investigation is underway after Gloucester rider Bob Price died following a spill in the Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
The incident happened on the third lap of the race at Ballaugh and the 65-year-old sustained fatal injuries.
A statement issued by the event organisers said: “ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Bob Price, 65, from Stroud, Gloucester was killed during the Supersport 1 Race at the Isle of Man TT races today following an incident at Ballaugh on the third lap of the race.
“Bob, a car body repair shop owner, was an experienced road racer who first competed at the TT races in 1992 and competed regularly in the Manx Grand Prix as a Classic racer.
“Highlights of his Mountain Course career included third place in the MGP Junior Classic in 2002 and runner up position in the same year in the Senior Classic. He also achieved third place in the 2004 Junior Classic MGP and took part in last year’s inaugural Classic TT Races.
“The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Bob’s family and friends.”
The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.