Dan Kneen passes away at 2018 Isle of Man TT

    The Manxman succumbed to his injuries after a crash in Wednesday’s Superbike qualifying session.

    Published On May 31, 2018 12:12:00 PM


    Dan Kneen passes away at 2018 Isle of Man TT

    Dan Kneen was a local Isle of Man road racer who had his first run at the mountain course in 2008, riding in the Manx Grand Prix. He had an outstanding debut that year, taking three wins.

    Having stood on the podium for the first time at last year’s Tourist Trophy, Kneen was one of the favourites coming into this year’s event. His performance was impressive enough for him to be offered a seat by Tyco BMW – one of the best teams in the road racing paddock. Riding for them at last year’s Ulster Grand Prix, Kneen secured podium finishes in both the Superstock and Superbike categories. He looked extremely promising at this year’s TT, improving his personal best lap to 212.848kph on Tuesday.

    Unfortunately, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Dan Kneen came off his motorcycle on his opening lap of the Superbike qualifying sesssion at Churchtown. The session was immediately red-flagged, but the road racer passed away at the site of the accident.

    Dan was a universally loved figure in the TT paddock. We send out our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends in the wake of this tragedy.

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.


    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Search By Car Price
    Poll of the month

    Which was your favourite Car, SUV at Auto Expo 2023

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny



    Maruti Suzuki Fronx



    Maruti Suzuki eVX concept



    Tata Harrier EV



    Tata Sierra



    Hyundai Ioniq 5



    Hyundai Ioniq 6



    Kia EV9 concept






    Toyota Land Cruiser 300



    Total Votes : 4189
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe