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Second rider killed on Isle of Man TT

Martin Loicht dies in accident at the Quarry Bends during the 2010 running of the Isle of Man TT.
Martin Loicht has become the second rider to be killed in as many days on the Isle of Man TT after an accident during the Supersport 2 race.

Martin, 48 and hailing from Austria, was competing in the TT for the first time since 1996 and also had experience of competing on the Isle of Man Sourthern 100 TT last year. He was a professor of mechanical engineering at the Institute of Technology, Vienna.

He was married to Nikola and has two children. The Auto Cycle Union wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to the rider's family and friends.

β€œI got to know Martin really well by working with him on the TT Zero project as he was developing a bike to compete in that race,” Dr Paul King, technical director, ACU, said
β€œHe was a real character who was passionate and committed to motorcycling and he reflected the amateur spirit and endeavour that pervades the TT.”

Martin fell from his bike in an accident at Quarry Bends.

Paul Dobbs was killed in an accident yesterday [Thursday]

Crash.net would like to join the series organisers in expressing its condolences to Martin's family and friends.

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JOHN - Unregistered

June 11, 2010 4:40 PM

I am extremely saddened to see these extraordinary guys with brains and good jobs and careers (not racing careers) and familys die like this. Sure, what kind of lives they lead is no ones business but nonetheless one cant help feeling saddened. To say Isle of Man racers have guts, balls and are unsung heros would be a huge understatement especially against MotoGP, F1 and Premier Learue Football wimps. :rolleyes:

rc212v - Unregistered

June 11, 2010 2:34 PM

Every year they die and every year sorrow fills our hearts and hearts of those who are so close to them. RIP Martin. My condolences are going to your family and frineds.

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