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Following the tragic loss of Bill Currie and Kevin Morgan at the TT the ACU issues a statement

Rogue Mag Motorsport Isle of Man TT BILL CURRIE AND KEVIN MORGAN

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.

Jim Parker, Managing Director, ACU Events, commented: “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 Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.



Rogue Mag IOMTT sponsors Isle of Man TT

2 comments

  1. Ray Percival /

    I have known Bill for over forty years we used to go racing in the early days and spend many an hour building sidecar units in his garage in Capenhurst and Great Sutton, he was a fantastic person and a real competitor he would help anyone in the paddock with thier problems
    He will be greatly missed by his family his brother Les and myself, God Bless you Bill

  2. The TT is an amazing event, but one thing that always stays with me is the solidarity between the riders. Bill Currie and Kevin Morgan will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with their friends and families.

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