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This article lists motorcycle riders who have died competing at motorcycle racing events. This article lists rider deaths in all series, at any level.

Isle of Man TT, Manx Grand Prix and Southern 100

There have been over 270 recorded competitor deaths in the Isle of Man since 1910. Some Isle of Man deaths are included directly below, as the races carried World Championship status until a British Grand Prix was established on short-circuits from 1977.

MotoGP/World Grand Prix Motorcycling Championship

Listed are fatalities of riders in the World Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Championship races since its foundation in 1949. In total, 103 riders have died from incidents that occurred at a Grand Prix motorcycle racing event, with Ben Drinkwater being the first in 1949. Three riders died in the 1940s; twenty-nine in the 1950s; twenty-seven in the 1960s; twenty-four in the 1970s; fourteen in the 1980s; two in the 1990s; one in the 2000s; and three in the 2010s. The most recent fatal accident occurred in June 2016 when Luis Salom was killed after a crash during Free Practice 2 at the Catalan Grand Prix, while the most recent fatal accident to occur in the 500cc/MotoGP class happened in October 2011, when Marco Simoncelli was killed after he was struck by Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards during the Malaysian Grand Prix. Eight Grand Prix motorcycle racing champions have died while racing or practicing in Grand Prix motorcycle racing: Dario Ambrosini in 1951, Leslie Graham in 1953, Rupert Hollaus in 1954, Tom Phillis in 1962, Bill Ivy in 1969, Jarno Saarinen in 1973, Daijiro Kato in 2003, and Marco Simoncelli in 2011. While Hollaus is often credited as the only rider to win the championship posthumously, he had mathematically clinched the 1954 125cc world championship title as he had achieved the maximum number of points possible at the time of his death. ;Footnotes:

By circuit



Endurance Series



Superbike World Championship

The following riders have been killed in the Superbike World Championship

Other international events



British National or Club Series

There have been over 120 recorded deaths in British motorcycle racing series since 1930.

North West 200 and Irish Road Racing



American National Series



National Series in Continental Europe



Asian National Series



National Series in South America



Speedway

} | |- | 1956 | Zbigniew Raniszewski | Oberhausen-Trabrennbahn | Speedway Austria & Germany versus Poland | |- | 1956 | Fritz Dirtl | Oberhausen-Trabrennbahn | Speedway World Championship | |- | 1958 | Erkki Ala-Sippola | Helsinki Velodrome | Finnish Speedway Championship | |- | 1959 | Jerzy Grochowski | Polonia Piła | Polish Speedway Team Championship | |- | 1960 | Tink Maynard | Norwich Speedway | National Trophy | |- | 1960 | Witold Świątkowski | Rybnik Municipal Stadium | Polish Speedway Championship, 1st Division | |- | 1961 | Erich Stieglmeier | Pardubice | Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia | |- | 1961 | Libor Dušánek | Pardubice | Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia | |- | 1961 | Bronisław Idzikowski | Włókniarz Częstochowa | Polish Speedway Team Championship | |- | 1962 | | Stal Gniezno Speedway Circuit | Polish Speedway Team Championship | |- | 1962 | Des Simon | Brisbane Exhibition Speedway | Queensland Speedway Championship | |- | 1963 | Antonín Vilde | Pardubice | Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia | |- | 1963 | Peter Craven | Meadowbank Stadium | Speedway National Test Match | |- | 1964 | Tad Teodorowicz | Custom House Stadium | National Trophy | |- | 1966 | Ivor Hughes | Dudley Wood Stadium | British Speedway Championship - National League | |- | 1967 | Andrzej Walicki | Polonia Piła | Polish Speedway Team Championship | |- | 1967 | Harry Denton | Rowley Park Speedway | Rowley Park Speedway Season | |- | 1968 | Luboš Tomíček | Pardubice | Golden Helmet of Czechoslovakia | |- | 1970 | Sven Renlund | Örnsköldsvik | Swedish Ice Racing Championship | |- | 1970 | Marian Rose | Stal Rzeszów Speedway Circuit | Polish Speedway Team Championship | |- | 1971 | Jerzy Bildziukiewicz | Polonia Bydgoszcz | Polish Speedway Championship, 1st Division | |- | 1972 | Marek Czerny | Stal Rzeszów Speedway Circuit | Silver Helmet Tournament | |- | 1972 | Svein Kaasa | Hampden Park | British Speedway Championship - National League | |- | 1974 | Zbigniew Malinowski | Chorzów | Polish Speedway Championship, 1st Division | |- | 1974 | Jerzy Białek | | Polish Speedway Club Pairs Championship | |- | 1976 | Tommy Jansson | Gubbængens Idrottsplads | Speedway World Championship | |- | 1976 | Roger Parker | Elberton | | |- | 1977 | Kevin Holden | Poole | Speedway Star Knockout Cup | |- | 1977 | Marcin Rożak | Unia Tarnów Speedway Circuit | Silver Helmet Tournament | |- | 1977 | Tom Albery | Sherfield English | Southern Centre Grass Track Riders Association | |- | 1977 | Jay Ridgeway | DuQuoin State Fairgrounds | American Motorcyclist Association National
| |-1977 United Kingdom Chris Prime Brough Park Stadium, Newcastle National League | 1978 | Mike Escue | DuQuoin State Fairgrounds | AMA Grand National Championship | |- | 1979 | Vic Harding | Hackney Wick Stadium | British League Fours | |- | 1979 | Christer Sjösten | Brisbane Exhibition Speedway | Speedway International Tournament | |- | 1981 | Tony Sanford | County Ground Stadium | British Speedway Championship - National League | |- | 1982 | Zdeněk Kudrna | Stadskanaal | European Grasstrack Championship | |- | 1982 | Denny Pyeatt | Hackney Wick Stadium | British Speedway Championship - National League | |- | 1983 | Craig Featherby | Peterborough | National League | |- | 1984 | Anatoli Gladischew | Lenin Stadium | World Ice Speedway Championship | |- | 1984 | Leif Wahlman | Norfolk Arena | Speedway Under-21 World Championship Finals | |- | 1986 | Meelis Helm | Daugavpils Speddway | USSR League Speedway | |- | 1987 | Grzegorz Smolinski | Poznań Speedway Circuit | Four Nations Tournament | |- | 1987 | Wiesław Pawlak | Falubaz Zielona Góra | Polish Speedway Team Championship | |- | 1988 | Ken Berry | Inland Motorcycle Speedway | Golden State Speedway Series - Division II | |- | 1992 | Wayne Garratt | Brough Park Stadium | British Speedway Championship | |- | 1994 | Remo Dal Bosco | Berlin-Wilmersdorf | Ice Racing Individual World Championship | |- | 2002 | David Nix | Norfolk Arena | British Speedway Championship - Conference League | |- | 2002 | Jim Sumner | Illinois State Fairgrounds | AMA Grand National Championship | |- | 2005 | Ashley Jones | Myrtleford | Interstate Solo Challenge | |- | 2006 | Chris Hendriksen | Wümmering | Speedway World Long-Track Championship | |- | 2007 | Michal Matula | Krosno | Polish Speedway Championship, 2nd Division | |- | 2007 | Kenny Olsson | Norrköping Motorstadion | Swedish Speedway Championship, 2nd Division | |- | 2007 | David Durham | Offerton | Midland Centre Championships | |- | 2009 | Hideki Nagai | Iizuka | Auto Race Series | |- | 2010 | Vincent Kinchin | Teterow | ADAC Bergringpokal | |- | 2011 | Peter Koij | Västerås, Sweden | International Open Meeting | |- | 2012 | Hiromi Sakai | Funabashi Auto Race | Auto Race Series | |- | 2012 | Lee Richardson | Olympic Stadium, Wroclaw. | 100 Auto Cycle Union Star Championship | |- | 2012 | Darrin Winkler | Maryborough Speedway | | |- | 2013 | Matija Duh | Bahia Blanca, Argentina | Argentinean International Speedway Championship | |- | 2014 | Grzegorz Knapp | Heusden-Zolder Speedway | Dutch Speedway League | |- | 2016 | Krystian Rempała | Rybnik Municipal Stadium | Polish Speedway Championship, 1st Division |

Enduro

‡ Ahola's accident happened in 2011. He died in 2012, as a result of injuries sustained.

Dakar Rally



Other rallying events

*2001 John Deacon (GBR) Rally France/Jordan *2004 Richard Sainct (FRA) Rallye des Pharaons *2020 Ismael Bonilla (ESP), 41, crashed at Circuito de JerezIsmael Bonilla overleden na crash op Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto


References

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