Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Irish rider dies during TT racing

Derek Brian
Image caption Derek Brien won the Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2007

A rider from the Republic of Ireland has been killed during the first Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.

Derek Brien from County Meath died following a high-speed accident at Gorse Lea on the Mountain course.

The 34-year-old was an experienced road racer who first competed in the Isle of Man in the Manx Grand Prix in 2004.

Managing Director of the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) said: "Derek was a very talented racer and achieved a number of notable career highlights."

The ACU said it wished to pass its deepest sympathy to Mr Brien's family and friends.

The coroner of inquests has been informed.

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