Motorcycle racer killed in tragic crash

The deadliest race in the world has claimed another victim.

Dan Kneen, a world-class motorcycle racer, crashed and died while trying to quality for the Isle of Man TT.

Deadliest Race

The 37.7-mile Churchtown course has claimed more than its fair share of racers over the years.

In all, this particular course has seen 256 riders lose their lives.

The Isle of Man TT race is responsible for 147 of those deaths.

Last year, three riders died during the event.

In addition to Kneen, another rider went down and was listed in critical condition.

The Crash

Kneen reportedly went down during the first lap of the race.

When the course car was sent to help, another bike crashed into that car.

ACU events issued a report stating Kneed was pronounced dead at the scene.

The group stated, “ACU Events LTD regrets to confirm that Dan Kneen, 30, from Onchan in the Isle of Man died this evening following injuries sustained during the Suprbike qualifying session on the Isle of Man.”

The Racer

Kneen was an accomplished racer with millions of fans around he world.

Back in 2008, he was the first rider to even with the coveted hat-trick at the Isle of Man TT Grand Prix.

Kneen also has a second-place finish in the 2010 British Supersport Cup.

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At the 2009 Metzeler National Superstock 600 cc Championship, he finished in fourth place.

RIP Dan, you will be missed.

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