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Derek Brien killed in TT accident

Derek Brien was competing in the first Supersport race when he suffered a high-speed accident at Gorse Lea.
ACU Events Ltd has confirmed Derek Brien has died following an accident during the first Isle of Man TT Supersport race.

The full statement from ACU Events Ltd reads as follows:

“ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce the death of Derek Brien, 34, from Co. Meath in Ireland who was killed during the first Supersport race at the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races following a high speed accident at Gorse Lea. The race was immediately red flagged following the incident.

“Derek was an experienced road racer who first competed on the Isle of Man in the Manx Grand Prix in 2007 and competed in the TT Races in 2009 and 2010. He had a highest TT place of 13th in the 2010 Supersport 1 race.

“Derek was single with a partner, Sarah. The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Derek's family and friends.”

Jim Parker, Managing Director, ACU Events, commented:
“Derek was a very talented road racer and achieved a number of notable career highlights including his Manx Grand Prix victory,” said Jim Parker, Managing Director of ACU Events. “He will be sorely missed.

The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and investigation into the circumstances of the accident is under way.

Crash.net extends its condolences to the family and friends of Derek Brien.

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Who Cares - Unregistered

June 06, 2011 3:46 PM
Last Edited 2211 days ago

More people die EVERY WEEK in traffic accidents or at home with electricity or boiling water or whatever, or from illness due to cigarettes or to diesel engines, than each year at the TT. Why would you ban the TT instead of banning all the other causes of death, far more dreadful?

RRFan - Unregistered

June 06, 2011 1:59 PM

Another one bites the dust doing what he loved and another ones gone and another ones gone another one bites the dust. Long live Derek in out Hearts for ever. IOM TT where the men race.

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