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Tragic Death Of Local Racer

Alan BonnerAlan Bonner

Stamullen road racer, Alan Bonner has died after a crash during a qualifying race at the Isle of Man TT.

The 33-year old crashed at the 33rd Milestone on the Mountain section during qualifying for the Senior TT.

Bonner’s death is the third at this year’s event, following the fatal crashes of Jochem van den Hoek and Davey Lambert.

This will come as a shock to people in his neighbourhood and in the greater North County area, where motor cycling is widely supported and who unfortunately, are no strangers to motor cycling tragedies. In 2010 Bonner was the Irish road race Senior Support champion. Over the past 10 years, 32 riders have been killed at the event.

He made his TT mountain course debut at the 2014 TT Races and had a highest placed finish of 15th, which he achieved in the 2015 Senior TT. He finished 28th in the Superbike race on Sunday, 4th June, winning a bronze replica. He was the fastest ever TT rider from the Republic of Ireland with a lap of 127.090 mph, which he achieved in 2015.

All motor racing enthusiasts in the North County will wish to pass on their deepest sympathy to Alan’s partner Gemma and his family and friends.