Dan Kneen

  • BBC NEWS: TT organisers refuse to reveal contents of serious crash investigation

    BBC NEWS: TT organisers refuse to reveal contents of serious crash investigation

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    The BBC has reported that Isle of Man TT organisers have refused to release a report into how a competitor was hit head-on in a high-speed crash with an official car at this year’s event. The news gathering side of the organisation explained how the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) commissioned a former UK Motor Sport…

  • IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer condition update

    IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer condition update

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    Following on from Wednesday evening’s horrific crash that claimed Dan Kneen’s life and the subsequent collision between Honda man Steve Marcer and a course car that was en route to attend to the incident with Kneen, there’s been an update on Steve’s condition. Mercer was airlifted to Nobles Hospital on the Island immediately after the…

  • IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer has had surgery after Wednesday’s course car collision

    IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer has had surgery after Wednesday’s course car collision

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    Steve Mercer has undergone surgery for pelvic and leg injuries following a collision with an official course vehicle at the Isle of Man TT on Wednesday evening. The accident happened in the aftermath of the incident which claimed Dan Kneen’s life in the same session. Mercer’s wife Caroline provided an update on social media this…

  • IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer confirmed as second rider who fell last night

    IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer confirmed as second rider who fell last night

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    A statement from the ACU has just confirmed that the second rider to fall last night during Superbike qualifying is Steve Mercer. Mercer, 36, was riding for Jackson Racing having been recently fine-tuning the factory Fireblade as a possible replacement for Honda man Ian Hutchinson if injuries prevented Hutchy from taking part in the TT…

  • IOM TT 2018: Dan Kneen has died during Superbike qualifying session this evening

    IOM TT 2018: Dan Kneen has died during Superbike qualifying session this evening

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      Popular, fast and stylish racer Dan Kneen has died following an incident at the Isle of Man TT this evening. The 30-year-old Manxman, from Onchan on the Island, fell from the Tyco BMW at Churchtown on the opening lap of today’s Superbike/Supersport/Supersport session. It’s believed that Dan died at the scene. Dan made his…

  • IOM TT 2018: Dean Harrison SMASHES 133mph barrier in qualifying

    IOM TT 2018: Dean Harrison SMASHES 133mph barrier in qualifying

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    Dean Harrison set the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, alight on Tuesday evening with a stunning lap of 133.462mph, which unofficially broke the Superbike lap record and also saw him become the second rider to lap the Mountain Course in less than 17 minutes. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider laid…

  • Isle of Man TT 2018: Island Racer annual OUT NOW! The BEST Isle of Man TT publication of the year has hit the shops. Be quick before it sells out (again)

    Isle of Man TT 2018: Island Racer annual OUT NOW! The BEST Isle of Man TT publication of the year has hit the shops. Be quick before it sells out (again)

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    This year’s brilliant Island Racer is out now and it’s packed full of entertainment and information for the TT fan. Costing just £7.99, the 148 page publication comes with a FREE Duke DVD that tells the story of Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Return to the Island for that memorable time 40 years ago. The DVD is…

  • Isle of Man TT: Hutchinson and Dunlop going head-to-head in the Supersport Races 2018

    Isle of Man TT: Hutchinson and Dunlop going head-to-head in the Supersport Races 2018

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    Ian Hutchinson has been confirmed fit to race in this year’s Supersport TT races and the Lightweight TT outing where he’ll be contesting a KMR Kawasaki sponsored by RST. Hutchy and Michael Dunlop have dominated the two Monster Energy Supersport 600cc races with the former taking all four races in 2015 and 2016 and the…

  • TT: John McGuinness OUT of TT 2018. Confirmed.

    TT: John McGuinness OUT of TT 2018. Confirmed.

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      It’s sad news to have to report so close to this year’s TT, but John McGuinness is now confirmed as not racing at this year’s Isle of Man event. The 23-time TT winner was facing a massive battle to be fit in time to take on the Mountain Course after the leg he shattered…

  • Kneen Machine: Dan Kneen triumphs at Tandragee and takes track record

    Kneen Machine: Dan Kneen triumphs at Tandragee and takes track record

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    Dan Kneen had a scorcher at the Tandragee 100 – taking the win in Saturday’s Around A Pound Tandragee 100 Superbike race, and setting a new track record in the process on his Tyco BMW. Kneen spliced his way through the field on the opening lap of the Tandragee 100 Superbike race to clinch a…

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