Motorcyclist Dan Kneen dies in TT crash

Dan Kneen (30) from Onchan in the Isle of Man

MOTORCYCLE racer Dan Kneen died yesterday evening in a crash during a qualifying session for the Isle of Man TT.

The 30-year-old Manx rider crashed at Churchtown on the first lap of the Superbike session. He died at the scene.

Kneen, a team mate of Michael Dunlop, joined the Moneymore-based Tyco BMW team after impressing last year at the Ulster Grand Prix.

A statement issued by Isle of Man TT on behalf of ACU Events said: "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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