John Crellin (motorcycle racer)

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John Crellin
Nationality Manx
Died 12 June 2009(2009-06-12)
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 19, 1984-1988, 1990-1992, 1998-2003, 2005-2009
TT wins 0
Podiums 1

John Crellin (died 12 June 2009, aged 55) was a Manx motorcycle racer from Douglas who died during the 2009 Isle of Man TT on the 5th lap of the Senior race.

Crellin was a popular competitor in many sports with a long career in motorcycle racing especially at the Isle of Man TT races,[1] mountain climbing (three Everest attempts, Kilimanjaro 2001, Aconcagua 2009),[citation needed] and running.

Isle of Man TT organisers released the following statement after the fatal accident:

The organisers of the Isle of Man TT Races, ACU Events Ltd, regret to announce that John Crellin has died following an incident at the 27th Milestone at the entry to the Mountain Mile during today's (Friday) Senior TT race. John, 55, was an experienced TT competitor who has competed in a number of TT races and Manx Grand Prix events. He was a civil engineer with the Department of Transport's Design Services division. The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is under way.[2]

Earlier in the day John had finished third in the 2009 TTXGP Open Class mountain course race riding a Team Tork (India) electric bike.[3] He had finished within the top 30 in numerous previous TT and Manx Grand Prix events.[4]


  1. ^ John Crellin, race results at IoM TT Database
  2. ^ Archived June 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Archived from the original on June 21, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2009.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Archived June 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.