Alan Connor Obituary, Death – It is with great regret that the Southern 100 Road Racing Club can report that rider Alan Connor, aged 50 and from County Meath, was killed in the serious collision that occurred on the final lap of Tuesday evening’s 1100cc Practice Session of the 2023 Southern 100 Races. The incident occurred on the penultimate lap of the 1100cc Practice Session of the 2023 Southern 100 Races. It is with a profound sense of regret that the Southern 100 can announce that this incident also tragically resulted in the death of race marshal Liam Clarke, who was 66 years old and from Wigan.
The Southern 100 can only say that they are sorry for this news. Alan was a seasoned participant who has competed in the Southern 100 and had his first go at the Billown Course in 2017. Many people recognized Alan for his blue and yellow leathers, and he was a regular competitor at both the Ulster Grand Prix and the North West 200. Alan was also a mainstay of the Mountain Course. He made his debut on the Mountain Course during the 2003 Manx Grand Prix.
After that, he moved on to compete in the Isle of Man TT Races, where he finished 36 races and scored a fastest lap speed of 119.304 miles per hour. Liam was a seasoned marshal who had made the trip over to the Isle of Man in order to work the event. Liam had previously marshaled at a variety of other motorsport events, including the Isle of Man TT Races in 2022, but the 2023 race was the first time he had worked as a marshal on the Billown Course. The passing of both Alan and Liam has left a gaping hole in the hearts of everyone involved in racing. The Southern 100 Road Racing Club would like to extend its sincerest condolences to Alan and Liam’s families, loved ones, and friends who have just lost someone close to them.