Davy Morgan dies after heavy crash in Supersport TT Race 1 on Isle of Man

Davy Morgan | © Isle of Man TT Races

Davy Morgan had a bad crash on Monday in the final round of Supersport TT Race 1 on the Isle of Man. The highly experienced Irish driver was treated at the scene but eventually died from his injuries.

While there was a great battle for first and second place up front between Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison and an equally exciting battle for third place between Peter Hickman, Lee Johnston and James Hillier, there was sad news further behind.

At the end of the race the red flag was waved and it was said to be an incident on the ‘Mountain’. Later it turned out that it was an incident at the height of the 27th Milestone and that Davy Morgan was involved. The 52-year-old Northern Irishman had fallen and later died of his injuries.

Davy was a fixture in the TT paddock. 2022 will mark 20 years since he first competed in the Isle of Man TT Races. Today’s Supersport race was his 80th TT race start.

His signature pink helmet was a regular and recognizable face in the road race paddock. He has competed in hundreds of races in the Manx Grand Prix, Classic TT, Southern 100, North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix, Macau Grand Prix, Oliver’s Mount and Irish National races, with numerous podiums and wins over time.

Davy has turned 52 and has been considering retiring from the sport in recent years. The Covid-imposed hiatus has shown him what a life without racing would be like. In 2020 he said: “This hiatus from racing has given me a chance to think about what motorcycle racing means to me, so I don’t have any desire to tell the sport for the foreseeable future. It’s been a big part of my life for 27 years now. I’ve had the chance to see what it would be like without engines and I’m glad I had that chance. Because if I had decided it was done I would have kicked myself!”

The entire Racesport.nl editorial team wishes his partner, family, friends and other relatives a lot of strength.

Below is the official statement of the Isle of Man TT organisation
“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 racing. The accident occurred at the 27th Milestone on the mountain section of the Course.

Davy was a highly experienced TT competitor, having contested every TT since his debut in the 2002 Production 600 Race, and today’s Supersport Race was his 80th TT start. Davy’s TT career included a 7th-place finish in the 2006 Senior TT and a career-best 5th-place finish in the 2008 Lightweight TT.

Davy had recorded 49 finishes which included 25 top-twenty results, and his previous performances had earned him 14 Silver Replicas and 30 Bronze Replicas. His best lap around the TT Mountain Course was at an average speed of 125.134mph which he set in the 2010 Senior TT.

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

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