Motorcycle Racer Killed In World's Deadliest Race
June 5th, 2018
The Isle of Man TT. Also known as the world’s deadliest race. And it has claimed another life.
Motorcycle racer Dan Kneen was killed on Wednesday during qualifying. The iconic race is an event consisting of several races held on public roads on the independent British island in the Irish Sea. The 30-year-old Kneen lived on the island and finished third in the Superstock TT class last year. He was competing in the Superbike class this time around.
The BMW rider died at the scene after crashing on the 37.7-mile course. Kneen was the 147th competitor to lose his life in the 111-year history of the event, and the 256th rider to die on the course.
Three entrants died during the 2017 edition of the TT. The Isle of Man is famous for having no speed limits on many of its winding roads.