Sidecar pair killed in TT accident

Bill Currie and his passenger Kevin Morgan killed in a qualifying crash

SIDERCAR driver Bill Currie and his passenger Kevin Morgan have been killed in a crash at the Isle of Man TT.

The accident occured in the Tuesday night session at the Ballacrye section of the Mountain course.

A statement from the ACU reads:

"ACU Events Ltd regret to announce that sidecar competitor Bill Currie, 67, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and his passenger Kevin Morgan, 59, from Shrewsbury 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. The session was immediately red flagged following the incident."

"Bill was an experienced racer who first competed at the TT Races in 1969, when he recorded a third place finish. He finished 8th in last year’s TT sidecar Race in his fastest ever race time of 107.944. Kevin made his TT debut in 1984.  This was the first year that the pair had competed together."

"Bill was divorced with 2 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."

ACU Events Managing Director Jim Parker said:

"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 statement adds the Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.

Visordown would like to send our condolences to the families of Currie and Morgan.