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pecial Announcement by the Organisers
Posted by: Admin on 29/05/2003 17:07:00 From:
It is with regret that the organisers of the Isle of Man TT Races, the Auto-Cycle Union, announce that David Jefferies, of Baildon in West Yorkshire, who crashed on the second lap of this afternoon’s practice session, received injuries, which proved fatal.



Thirty-year-old Jefferies was involved in an incident at Crosby.

The red flag was displayed at the Grandstand and all riders finishing their first laps were brought back into the paddock. Those who had already embarked on their second lap were halted at Glen Vine.

Jefferies was the outright lap record holder at the TT and had lapped at 125mph on his first lap today riding his 1000cc Temple Auto Salvage GSXR Suzuki.

The organisers have instituted an immediate enquiry into the details of the incident.
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I just saw this. Damn.

I was looking forward to watching him rail around the Isle next week.

Godspeed D.J.
 

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Even harder to see a pro get hurt or killed. Makes me think who am I on a bike.
 

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Oh, no. What a shame. He (and Joey Dunlop) was synonmous with the IOM TT. Damn, that sucks...
 

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!!!! NO!!!

I was just over at labusas, saw a similar post and thought (hoped) it was a joke....

unbelievable....he was amazing.  Godspeed D.J.

Here's the info from labusas....apparently from someone at the IOM:

From a friend with a race team over at the TT, he just sent me this e-mail.

Great sadness........

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thanks jeff...........but this happened today!

It is with great sadness that i have to report that David Jeffries has been
pronounced dead at the scene , after a flat out crash this afternoon.
although not offcially announced, i understand he was flat out in top gear 5
miles into a flying lap, after doing a 125mph standing start lap. the engine
gave way and he went into a bus shelter then a lamp post. Jim moodie who was
following has been airlifted to hospital but we understand he is relatively
okay.

practice was redflagged and then cancelled

all our thoughts go to his family, team and supporters

Eric


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Ohmygoodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very, very, very sad.

First Kato now Jeffries. Wow man, my week is shot now...

Godspeed DJ, you will be remembered.
 

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I can't believe this.....this is just awful....:(
 

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OMG!!

I don't follow a whole lot of racing, but IOM is something I look forward to every year. David Jeffries, god-like, is now among them.

Rest in peace, brother.
 

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A riding buddy of mine just e-mailed me some thoughts on the fatal crash and this is a snippet of what he said. A great passage I think.

'....he competed knowing full well the dangers of the Island, and left the world behind doing what he loved best. We should all be so lucky....I bet that if there was a split second in which he knew his fate was sealed, he may have even cracked a smile under that lid....'
 
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