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Meath motorbike racer dies after crash at Isle of Man TT

Alan Bonner (33) is the third competitor to suffer fatal injuries at this year’s event.

MEATH MOTORBIKE RACER Alan Bonner has died after a crash during qualifying at the Isle of Man TT.

The 33-year-old from Stamullen was involved in an accident at the 33rd Milestone on the course’s mountain section during the opening lap of a two-lap session and later passed away.

Bonner was an experienced racer who first competed at the famous track in 2014.

He is the third racer to die at the event this year, following fatal accidents involving England’s Davey Lambert and Jochem van den Hoek of the Netherlands. Lambert passed away in hospital on Tuesday while Van den Hoek died earlier today.

“ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Alan Bonner, 33, from County Meath in the Republic of Ireland died this afternoon during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Races,” a statement by the race organisers reads.

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“Alan was involved in an incident at the 33rd Milestone during the qualifying session for the Senior TT.

“Alan made his TT mountain course debut at the 2014 TT Races and had a highest placed finish of fifteenth, which he achieved in the 2015 Senior TT. He finished 28th in the Superbike race last Sunday 4th June, winning a bronze replica and also finished 30th in this morning’s Superstock race, winning another bronze replica.

“He was the fastest ever TT rider from the Republic of Ireland with a lap of 127.090mph which he achieved in 2015.

“ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on its deepest sympathy to Alan’s partner Gemma and his family and friends.”

Thirty-two racers have now died at the event over the past 10 years.

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