Martin Finnegan dies in Irish road race

Spectators injured in fatal race incident at Tandragee 100

Posted: 6 May 2008
by Visordown News

IRISH MOTORCYCLE racer Martin Finnegan died in a crash while taking part in a road race. Three spectators were injured, one a woman who suffered head injures, when Martin Finnegan crashed at the Tandragee 100 meeting in Co Armagh.

He was on the second lap of a 600cc race when he crashed off the circuit at the Marlacoo corner, close to the Marlacoo Lake.

The 29-year-old married father of one from Lusk, Co Dublin, had scored a spectacular victory earlier at the popular annual meeting. A former Manx Grand Prix winner he had been racing since 1997. Race organisers abandoned the rest of the meeting as a mark of respect.

Finnegan's fellow-competitor Ryan Farquhar said after the accident that oil had been coming out of the Dubliner's bike.

"His back tyre was covered in oil," added Farquhar.

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Sad news, thoughts with his family

Posted: 06/05/2008 at 10:06

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Very sad to hear this. RIP.

a sad loss

my thoughts are with those left behind

Posted: 06/05/2008 at 10:12

condolances to the family...

Posted: 06/05/2008 at 10:27

this has knocked the wind out of me.

I had a few very small dealings with Martin in 2006, where he proved to be a gentleman as well as a rock hard racer.

this sport can take so much so quickly, and from people who are so so undeserving.

God bless you Martin.


Posted: 06/05/2008 at 13:53

very sad news, so sad that another hero has left us , my condolonses to martins family & friends,god bless you martin rip

 from malc carson gy uk..

Posted: 06/05/2008 at 23:27

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