26/04/2017

Italian Motorcyclist Dies After Tandragee 100 Crash

An Italian motorcyclist has died after a collision during a race in Co Armagh on Saturday, 23 April.

Dario Cecconi, 38, was critically injured in the final lap of the Senior Support Race at the Tandragee 100.
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In a statement, North Armagh Motorcycle and Car Club, which organises the Tandragee 100, said: "Dario was a much-loved competitor, who called the Tandragee 100 his 'home', did much to promote the Tandragee 100 across Europe and even had a tattoo of the Tandragee 100 course on his arm.

"Dario started racing for fun at track days in Tuscany on a 600cc Suzuki and at the end of 2009, he decided that road racing was what he wanted to concentrate on."

DUP leader Arlene Foster tweeted: "Tragic news that Dario Cecconi has died after his crash at Tandragee 100. My thoughts are with his family and all connected with biking."

(CD/LM)

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