Motorcycle racer Davey Lambert died Tuesday from an accident during the Isle of Man TT race that took place over the weekend. With Davey’s death, the total fatalities for this race is up to 300.
Although this was his first official Isle of man TT race, a statement released by organizers said he was familiar with the course as he had been racing on the Snaefell Mountain Course for three years prior.
Lambert crashed on the 3rd lap of the race after reaching 49th place out of 69 riders and was treated on site before ultimately being brought to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool where he passed away.
The race was moved to the Snaefell Mountain Course in 1911 and needless to say, it’s an extremely dangerous course averaging 2 deaths per year of existence. With so many accidents, it’s normal to wonder why anyone in their right mind would race there in the first place. It’s a 37 mile race with unlimited curves and bends and riders get up to 200 mph.
It’s hard to put yourself in a motorcycle racer’s mindset, but they are some of the most extreme people around. They live on adrenaline and what better place to get your fix than Snaefell Mountain.
Davey’s family updated friends and fans on his Facebook page saying Davey:
“Went out of this world in exactly the way he would have wanted, doing what he loved.”