The Manx Motor Cycle Club has announced that Tim Moorhead, from Whitstable in Kent, was killed during last night’s qualifying session for the 2014 Manx Grand Prix.
The incident happened just before the Black Hut, on the Mountain section of the course, at approximately 8.05pm.
Mr Moorhead, 50, who was married, made his Manx Grand Prix in 2012.
The Manx Motor Cycle Club passed on its deepest sympathy to Tim’s family and friends.
The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.