Rider killed in TT Supersport race

Car body repairer Bob Price, 65, killed in crash at Ballaugh bridge.

A 65-YEAR-OLD car body repair shop owner was killed competing in the first Supersport race of the 2014 Isle of Man TT, organisers have confirmed.

Bob Price, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, crashed at Ballaugh on lap three. 

He first competed in 1992 and achieved third place in the MGP Junior Class in 2002.

The organisers' statement, released yesterday, said: 'ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Bob Price, 65, from Stroud, Gloucester was killed during the Supersport 1 Race at the Isle of Man TT races today following an incident at Ballaugh on the third lap of the race.
'Bob, a car body repair shop owner, was an experienced road racer who first competed at the TT Races in 1992 and competed regularly in the Manx Grand Prix as a Classic racer

'Highlights of his Mountain Course career included third place in the MGP Junior Classic in 2002 and runner up position in the same year in the Senior Classic. He also achieved third place in the 2004 Junior Classic MGP and took part in last year's inaugural Classic TT Races.
'The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Bob's family and friends.
'The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.'