Today’s Supersport TT, which was won by Gary Johnson, was marred by the death of 65-year-old British road racer Bob Price. Price crashed at Ballaugh Bridge on the third lap and later passed away from his injuries.
A car body repair shop owner, Price was an experienced road racer who first competed at the TT Races in 1992 and was a regular at the Manx Grand Prix (MGP) as a Classic racer. Price’s accomplishments on the Mountain Course include a third place in the MGP Junior Classic in 2002 and runner up position in the same year in the Senior Classic. He also achieved third place in the 2004 Junior Classic MGP and took part in last year’s inaugural Classic TT Races.
In the series issued release, the ACU wished to pass on their deepest sympathy to Price’s family and friends.
An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.