Sidecar racer Bill Currie, 67, and his passenger, Kevin Morgan, 59, were both killed during the second sidecar qualifying session at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races following an incident at Ballacrye in the North of the Island yesterday. The session was immediately red flagged following the incident.Currie was an experienced racer who first competed at the TT in 1969, when he recorded a third-place finish. He finished eighth in last year's TT sidecar race in his fastest ever race time of 107.944 mph. Morgan made his TT debut in 1984. This was the first year that the pair had competed together.Bill was divorced with two children and Kevin was single with two sons.

 "The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of both competitors," a press release from the ACU stated.Jim Parker, Managing Director, ACU Events, commented: "I have known both Bill and Kevin for many years and am deeply saddened by their untimely death. They were a huge part of the sidecar paddock and will be sorely missed by everyone involved in the event."The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway, according to the ACU.

 


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