An experienced road racer was killed on Monday following a crash in the Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
Bob Price (65), from Stroud in Gloucester, lost his life following the incident, which happened on lap three of the race at Ballaugh.
A statement released by the event organisers on Monday evening said: “ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Bob Price, 65, from Stroud, Gloucester was killed during the Supersport 1 Race at the Isle of Man TT races today following an incident at Ballaugh on the third lap of the race.
“Bob, a car body repair shop owner, was an experienced road racer who first competed at the TT Races in 1992 and competed regularly in the Manx Grand Prix as a Classic racer.
“Highlights of his Mountain Course career included third place in the MGP Junior Classic in 2002 and a runner-up position in the same year in the Senior Classic. He also achieved third place in the 2004 Junior Classic MGP and took part in last year’s inaugural Classic TT Races.
“The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Bob’s family and friends.”
The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.