2022’s Isle of Man TT Claims Veteran Racer Davy Morgan

80th TT Start Halted at 27th Mile

Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year's iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of
Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year's iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of

Of all the things that the Isle of Man TT’s been known for (fame, beauty, and a nasty case of the twisties here and there), danger is top of the list – and today, we mourn the loss of another of the TT’s finest. 

“A red flag was shown for the incident on the Mountain, at the 27th milestone section of the course, bringing a stop to the action in the middleweight class race after Michael Dunlop had already been crowned as the race winner,” states a report from The-Race

Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year's iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of VisorDown.
Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year’s iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of VisorDown.

2022 marked Davy Morgan’s 80th start at the Isle of Man TT, with the previous 75 showing off an impressive list of contested titles (a 75th-place finish in 2006, and a career-best 5th in 2008) – all the way back to his debut into the world of the TT, back in 2002 via the production 600 race. 

Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year's iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of ITV.
Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year’s iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of ITV.

All told, Morgan’s legacy carries the weight of “49 finishes – which included 25 top-20 finishes – [and] an average speed of 125.134mph [in 2010].”

Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year's iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of VisorDown.
Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year’s iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of VisorDown.

Our deepest condolences to Morgan’s family, partner Trudy, his loved ones and friends. As for an homage to everything he has done for us, we simply leave here a comment made by somebody that reminds us exactly why the motorcycle community continues to push boundaries and do crazy things: 

“The Isle of Man TT is where humans go to demonstrate free will.”

Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year's iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of Newshub.
Davy Morgan, who recently succumbed to an accident at this year’s iteration of the Isle of Man TT. Photo courtesy of Newshub.

Stay safe, swing a leg over for us, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from The Belfast Telegraph, NewsHub, Visordown, and ITV*