RR » Farquhar reeling after uncle dies at Manx GP


Ryan Farquhar's uncle dies in incident at Manx Grand Prix while competing on one of the top road racer's KMR Kawasaki machines

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PatrickD - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 9:16 AM

First and foremost, condolences to those related and connected with Trevor.
I'm a massive fan and regular attendee of road racing events, but I sometimes think that the stakes are too high when you've got kids. I know anything can happen to anyone, but it seems much too cruel when kids lose their parent to a sport.

This isn't meant to be a popular comment or a rallying call, but it's just how I feel after this.

SCBonneville - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 10:43 AM

My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Trevor's family, friends and the road racing community...

I have a love/hate relationship with road racing.... I love that there is nothing more "pure" and absolutely thrilling than a great, safely done, road race... And I hate when there is a death...

Godspeed Trevor...

RC45 - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 1:29 PM

These guys have the biggest balls in the world. My condolences.
Posted by jay-o-matic - Unregistered (7 hours ago)


But do thsy have the biggest brains? 48 yr old and 60 yr old killed on the course at this meeting . Bikes are now way too fast for road racing , somebody must develop a comprehensive set of airbags to save lives on bikes , a very difficult if nigh on impossible task.I love road racing but too many are getting killed .If one weighs up the probability of being killed or permanently maimed against the probability of escaping unscathed you must be a great optimist to wish to continue on road racing

SHAKEN - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 2:45 PM

To say road racing is very dangerous seems to be an understatement. These riders (with the very greatest of respect to them and with no pun intended) are literally taking their own lives. Its a licence to kill (themselves). Goes without saying condolences and godspeed to the riders family

Mike litoris - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 3:23 PM

Shaken. They're doing what they love. They know the risks. They're still prepared to put their life on the line. Yes it hurts when things like this happen but I'll bet you Trevor ferguson would've rather have gone this way than any other. He wouldn't of even lined up on the grid otherwise and the same can be said for ALL other racing competitors whether track or road.

RIP.

Oli - Unregistered

August 30, 2012 3:54 PM

Guys, I will happily argue with any of you that I am a grown man capable of making my own decision as to whether or not I want to race on the TT course, and it is the same for everyone else. But that discussion is for another day. Show some damn respect.

RIP Trevor. I didn't know you but I know many people who did and all they have said since yesterday's crash is that you were a great guy and will be sorely missed.

Oli

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