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'Our tribute to a top lad': Isle of Man TT rider remembered in The Killers cover

Juan and Jo Callister recorded the cover of the famous song by The Killers in memory of Dan Kneen Credit: Jonathan Woodward, Facebook

A couple from the Isle of Man have paid tribute to a Manx TT rider who passed away last month via a cover song by The Killers.

Juan and Jo Callister recorded their own version of 'Human' by the American rock band, replacing some of the lyrics to commemorate 30-year-old Dan Kneen.

Hundreds of people took part in a memorial lap on Saturday morning to pay tribute to the popular rider.

Jonathan Woodward shared the version via Facebook.

Bit of a long story this but years ago on a night out during TT with Dan, Human by the Killers was playing, and some lads who had been at the NW200 that year with him starting substituting 'Dancer' for 'Dan Kneen' while singing along to the song. Ever since then, every time we hear Human on the radio we have sung 'Dan Kneen' instead of 'Dancer' and the lyrics developed from there. Juan Callister and Jo Callister generously said they'd record it, and here is the product of that. Our little tribute to a top lad.

– Jonathan Woodward, Facebook

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WATCH: A thousand take part in memorial lap on Isle of Man for Manxman Dan Kneen

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Bikers on the Isle of Man have paid tribute to one of their heroes.

About 1,000 people rode a lap of the TT course in memory of Dan Kneen.

Dan, 30 and from Onchan, was taking part in practice when he collided with a tree in the Churchtown section.

Dan's partner Leanne and his father Richard led the lap in a white BMW, with family members in a double decker bus close behind and Dan's brother Ryan riding a bike.

He was remembered as one of the most talented and hardworking riders in the sport.

Isle of Man Police searching for witness to fatal RTC involving Merseyside biker

Vehicles involved in the crash were travelling between the Creg Ny Baa (pictured) and Brandish Credit: ITV Granada

An investigation has been launched by Isle of Man Police to find the driver of a vehicle who may have key information.

The driver of a Blue Vauxhall Zafira motorcar was in the area of the Creg Ny Baa at the time of a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at around 11.20am on Sunday 27 May.

Three vehicles crashed during TT Races practice week, in which a motorcylist from Merseyside died from injuries sustained.

There were also three motorcycles which IOM Police also wish to identify.

Anyone with information about the Blue Vauxhall Zafira or the motorcycles is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at Police Headquarters on 01624 631441.

Over £6,000 raised for IoM TT rider in critical care at Aintree Hospital

Steve Mercer was competing in this year's practices for the TT Races Credit:

Over £6,000 has been raised for a motorcycle racer to aid his recovery at a hospital in Liverpool.

Steve Mercer, from Kent, sustained multiple injuries after crashing during the Isle of Man's practices for the Tourist Trophy motorcycle races.

He suffered injuries to his larynx and pelvis, ankle and heel, his back and a brain injury - the extent of which remains unclear.

Steve was flown to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool and remains in critical care, with an investigation into how the accident happened ongoing.

Caroline Mercer set up the page to support Steve's recovery, saying that she hopes "to give him everything I can that he needs to aid his recovery or make him more comfortable."

The fundraising page can be found here.


Inquest into death of Manx TT rider opens on IoM tomorrow

Dan Kneen was born on the Isle of Man Credit: ACU Events

An inquest into the death of a motorcyclist from the Isle of Man will open tomorrow at Douglas Courthouse.

30-year-old Dan Kneen, from Onchan passed away after his bike collided with a tree in Churchtown last Wednesday evening during the TT Superbike qualifying race.

Dan was a promising rider who made his debut in 2008, winning three races at the Manx Grand Prix.

He achieved his first podium finish coming third in last year’s Superstock Race, with his fastest official lap of 130.347mph.

Read more here.

Michael Dunlop wins IoM TT Supersport Race

Northern Ireland's Michael Dunlop (centre) with Dean Harrison (right) and Peter Hickman (second left) Credit: ITV Granada

Northern Ireland's Michael Dunlop has won the Isle of Man TT Monster Energy Supersport Race.

Dean Harrison came second and Peter Hickman third.

It's his second win this year, coming first in the Superbike race on Saturday.

Dunlop broke his current record, with his average speed of 129.197mph.

The next race will be the Sidecar Qualifier.

TT fans pay tribute to Dan Kneen

Dan Kneen Credit: ITV Granada

There have been have been tributes today from the Superbike world to the rider Dan Kneen who's died following a crash on the Isle of Man

Dan, who was thirty and from Onchan on the Island was taking part in practice when he collided with a car in the Churchtown section.

Today though as his colleagues remembered a talented and hardworking rider, there was an insistence that the racing events would continue. Mike Hall sent this report from the Isle of Man.

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