A STROUD motorcyclist has been killed while taking part in the Isle of Man TT.

Bob Price, 65, was an experienced racer and died following a crash in the Supersport 1 race on Monday, June 2.

A statement on the TT website from the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) read:

"Bob Price, 65, from Stroud, Gloucester was killed during the Supersport 1 Race at the Isle of Man TT races today following an incident at Ballaugh on the 3rd lap of the race.

"Bob, a car body repair shop owner, was an experienced road racer who first competed at the TT Races in 1992 and competed regularly in the Manx Grand Prix as a Classic racer.

"Highlights of his Mountain Course career included 3rd place in the MGP Junior Classic in 2002 and runner up position in the same year in the Senior Classic. He also achieved third place in the 2004 Junior Classic MGP and took part in last year's inaugural Classic TT Races.

"The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Bob's family and friends.

"The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway."

The SNJ is putting together a tribute peice to Bob - if anyone would like to comment please call Tamash Lal on 01453 769427 or email tla@stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk