Isle of Man TT road racing victim Davy Morgan laid to rest

Isle of Man TT road racing victim Davy Morgan laid to rest

22 June 2022

THE funeral has taken place of Saintfield road racer Davy Morgan who was killed following a crash at the Isle of Man TT two weeks ago.

Mr Morgan (52) was on the last lap of the Supersport race when he crashed on the mountain section of the course, just five miles from the finish line. 

Involved in road racing for almost three decades, Mr Morgan was a former Manx TT winner and one of the most popular riders on the Irish road racing scene.

His funeral service was held yesterday afternoon at First Saintfield Presbyterian Church which took place after a short private service in McBriar’s funeral home.

On Sunday, Mr Morgan’s remains were taken on a tour of the former Temple 100 road racing circuit in the town with his hearse followed by a huge number of motorbike riders.

He has been described as an ambassador for the sport of road racing and “one hell of a good bloke” by many of his close friends.

Mr Morgan has also been described as “one of the most laid back characters you could ever wish to meet” and a man who was the “heart and soul of road racing”.

The Saintfield road racer was an extremely experienced competitor who was a regular fixture in racing paddocks across Ireland, the Isle of Man and at the Macau Grand Prix.

Among his greatest career achievements were a 250cc win at the North West 200 in 2005 and two victories in the same class at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2012 and 2017.

Although he was very much associated with two-stroke bikes, he was also accomplished on the larger 600c and Superbike machines. 

After winning the Senior Manx Grand Prix in 2004, Morgan enjoyed success on numerous Irish national road race courses and at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

He competed at every TT since making his debut in 2002, with his career including a seventh-place finish in the 2006 Senior TT and a career-best fifth position in the 2008 Lightweight TT.

The Saintfield rider’s best lap around the TT course was at an average speed of 125.134mph which he set in the 2010 Senior TT.

Mr Morgan recorded 49 finishes which included 25 top-20 results and his previous performances had earned him 14 Silver Replicas and 30 Bronze Replicas. Morgan also won the Ulster 250cc championship in 2011.