Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 01-06-2018

Kneen's racing team gets 'full backing' to continue

by TH

Kneen's racing team gets 'full backing' to continue

The father of Manx racing star Dan Kneen has given his racing team his 'full backing' to continue at this year's TT.

Richard Kneen took to Facebook to urge the team to carry on urging people to "Think of the happy times with Dan and smile when you think of him". 

30-year-old Dan died during an incident during Wednesday night's practice session.

Yesterday his team TAS Racing says it will continue at the TT out of respect for Dan and with the blessing of his family.

A statement reads: "Being a proud Manxman Dan loved nothing more than to compete at his home event in front of an international audience.

"As Dan would have articulated himself we will 'crack on' for the remainder of TT 2018 and aim to do him proud".

In a tribute to his son on Facebook this morning his father Richard wrote: "You achieved your dream and you were loving it – you worked so hard to get there." 

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