Karl Harris dies at Isle of Man TT

Published Tuesday, 03 June 2014
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A racer has died following a crash at the Isle of Man TT.

Karl Harris dies at Isle of Man TT
Karl Harris (right) pictured with NI racer Michael Dunlop. (© Presseye)

Karl Harris, who was 34 and from Sheffield, was killed during the second lap of the Superstock race on Tuesday.

Tributes have been paid to the triple British Supersport Champion.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Man TT said: "Harris won three British Supersport Championships between 2001 and 2004, the first for Crescent Suzuki and the remaining two for Honda Racing, before progressing full time to the premier Superbike category in 2005.

"His best season came in 2006 when he finished in fifth place overall recording six podiums. In total, Harris notched up 12 BSB podiums.

"The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Karl's family and friends."

It comes after 65-year-old Bob Price, from Stroud in Gloucester, died after crashing on the third lap of Monday's Supersport 1 Race.

The circumstances surrounding both incidents are being investigated.

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4 Comments
Riaan in Cape Town wrote (146 days ago):
RIP Karl. You died for what you believed in and had the courage to do what you had to do for the love of bikes and the sport of racing them.
s magowan in belfast wrote (147 days ago):
For heavens sake,call a stop to this most dangerous sport. The roads were never meant for the speeds that these bikes travel at and too many lives have been lost and too many competitors have been seriously injured.
Barry Lindley in Hinckley, Leicestershire wrote (149 days ago):
RIP KARL To the most quiet and pleasant character and fellow motorcycle enthusiastic,that has been my pleasure to meet. Most brief and genuine treasurable experience I have in my personal archive. From an experienced old buff,together with any other individual , who recognises a true GENT!!i
sad news in ards wrote (149 days ago):
another sad story that a racer is killed, R.I.P. karl.
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