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Isle of Man

Irish rider killed during Isle of Man Supersport bike event

Meath man Derek Brien, 34, died in a crash during the opening lap of the event.

A MEATH MAN has been killed in a crash at the Isle of Man Supersport TT race.

BBC reports that Derek Brien crashed during the opening lap of the event this morning. Brien was an experience competitor and a former Manx Grand Prix winner.

The organisers of the event have passed on their sympathies to Brien’s family and friends. Jim Parker, the managing director of ACU Events said:

Derek was a very talented road racer and achieved a number of notable career highlights including his Manx Grand Prix victory. He will be sorely missed.

Brien was the third participant to die in this year’s TT event on the Isle of Man. Bill Currie and Kevin Morgan were killed in a crash during a practice lap last week .

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