30-year-old Isle of Man resident and well known TT racer Dan Kneen passed away on Wednesday evening after crashing at Churchtown in a Superbike practice session.
Kneen was on the podium last year in Superstock and was rated as one to watch for a potential win this year on the Tyco BMW.
“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 Superbike qualifying session on the Isle of Man.
“Dan had an accident at Churchtown on the first lap of the session and died at the scene of the incident.
“Dan made his mountain course debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 2008 and won an unprecedented three races – the Junior, the Newcomers C and the Ultra Lightweight MGP Races.
“He achieved his first TT podium in last year’s Superstock Race, finishing third in the Superstock TT Race. He has a fastest official lap of 130.347mph which he set in last year’s Superstock Race and recorded a lap of 132.258mph (17:06.994) in last night’s Superbike qualifying session.
“ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Dan’s partner Leanne, his family and his many friends in the road racing community and beyond.”
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