More tragic news coming off the Isle of Man this evening.
Rest in Peace Alan Bonner.
Taken from the Isle of Man TT FaceBook Page :
Issued at 18.45
Wednesday 7th June 2017
STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ACU EVENTS LTD
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.
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.
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We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Alan’s family and many friends in the TT paddock and around the world.