It is with much sadness that the organisers of the Southern 100 International Road Races heard of the passing of popular rider, Dan Hegarty following an incident at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Dan from Bingham, Nottinghamshire made his Billown debut in 2016 taking three top-ten positions and his first podium, a third in the Island Aggregate Superbike race.
Returning this year, riding the Top Gun machines, he once again took three top-ten placing's along with a sixth place in the prestigious Manx Gas Solo Championship race where he became a number of ‘elite’ group of riders who lapped the 4.25-mile Billown Course at over 110 mph.
It is a double tragedy for Top Gun Racing, as Gavin Lupton succumbed to injuries sustained at the Ulster Grand Prix earlier in the season.
Southern 100 Racing extend its condolences to Dan’s wife Lucy and his two boys, and to his family, racing team and friends at this extremely sad time.
(Photo courtesy of Mark Falconer shows the Top Gun Racing Team at the 2017 Southern 100 with riders Dan Hegarty & Gavin Lupton)