ALAN BON­NER 1984-2017

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Ir­ish racer Alan Bon­ner passed away af­ter an in­ci­dent dur­ing Su­per­bike/su­pers­port qual­i­fy­ing at the Isle of Man TT.

Bon­ner, 33, from County Meath in the Repub­lic of Ire­land, was in­volved in an in­ci­dent at the 33rd Mile­stone as rid­ers com­pleted their open­ing lap of the two-lap ses­sion and un­for­tu­nately suc­cumbed to his in­juries. Red flags were brought out across the course fol­low­ing the crash.

A sea­soned com­peti­tor on the road rac­ing scene, Bon­ner made his moun­tain course de­but at the 2014 TT races and achieved his best re­sult just a year later when he crossed the line 15th in the 2015 Se­nior TT. He won a bronze replica in the 2017 TT’S open­ing Su­per­bike race with a 28th place fin­ish and also fin­ished the Su­per­stock race in 30th to se­cure another bronze replica.

Bon­ner’s quick­est lap of 127.090mph, achieved in 2015, earned him the ac­co­lade of be­ing the fastest ever rider from the Repub­lic of Ire­land.

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