Davy Morgan dead at 52: Northern Irish rider becomes third casualty as Isle of Man TT after crash

NORTHERN IRISH rider Davy Morgan has become the third fatality at this year's Isle of Man TT.

Morgan, 52, crashed on the third and final lap of Monday morning's Supersport event.

A statement issued by race organisers confirmed his death later that evening "with a heavy heart".

A statement read: "It is with a heavy heart that the Isle of Man TT Races can confirm that Davy Morgan, 52, from Saintfield, Northern Ireland, was killed in an incident on the third and final lap of the first Supersport Race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races.

"The Isle of Man TT Races pass on their deepest sympathy to Davy's partner Trudy, his family, loved ones, and friends."

Morgan is the third competitor to lose his life at this year's TT.

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Morgan becomes the 263rd rider to die on the dangerous Mountain Course, which has hosted the race since on the island just off the north-west coast since 1911.

This year marks the return of the TT after a two-year absence brought on by Covid-19.

Morgan was an extremely experienced competitor who had been a regular fixture in racing paddocks over three decades. 

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He first raced at the Isle of Man TT in 2002 and was making his 80th start at the event.

Rider Dave Moffitt was also hospitalised last Tuesday following a crash.

Moffitt is believed to be in serious but stable condition.

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