Two bikers killed in same Isle of Man TT race

Related Stories

Two motorcyclists have been killed in the same Isle of Man TT race, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) has said.

Martin Loicht, from Austria, and Paul Dobbs, from New Zealand, were taking part in the Supersport 2 Race on Thursday.

Mr Loicht was fatally injured at the Quarry Bends section of the course. Mr Dobbs died in an accident at Ballagarey

Mr Dobbs' death was announced on on Thursday, but the union only confirmed Mr Loicht's death on Friday.

The ACU said Mr Loicht was a professor of mechanical engineering and was married with two children.

Dr Paul King, technical director at the ACU, said: "I got to know Martin really well by working with him on the TT Zero project as he was developing a bike to compete in that race.

"He was a real character who was passionate and committed to motorcycling and he reflected the amateur spirit and endeavour that pervades the TT."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Isle of Man

Weather

Douglas

Min. Night 2 °C

Features

  • Member of staff at The National Archives in KewFree information?

    The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request


  • Dippy on display in the Hintze Hall. Photo by Nathalie DiazFarewell to Dippy

    Your stories of the most famous dinosaur in Kensington


  • Steve Easterbrook New McJob

    The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's


  • Motorists make their way over Hannahstown Hill on January 29, 2015 in Belfast, In pictures

    Wintry images of UK's most widespread snow so far this year


  • Composite picture of David Cameron and Nick Clegg on separate official visitsMarginal choices?

    New funds for your town - but is visiting minister after your vote?


Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.