Chris ‘Cannon’ Hannam death, leeds drag racer killed in motorbike accident in Spain

Turbo Drag Racer Chris Hannam passed away
Turbo Drag Racer Chris Hannam passed away


The motorcycle community is mourning the sudden passing of a true legend, Chris Hannam, also known as ‘Cannon’. Read on to know more about Turbo Drag Racer’s cause of death in detail.

What happened to Chris Hannam?

Turbo Drag Racer, Nitrohead Chris “Cannon” Hannam passed away suddenly in a motorcycle accident that happened in Spain. This sad news was confirmed by his family members as well as his friends on social media posts.

Performance Parts Ltd posted this sad news on social media saying,

We are extremely saddened to hear of the untimely passing of our long-time friend and motorcycle legend Chris Hannam (Cannon).

Chris was a larger-than-life character and known widely in the motorcycle industry. His sudden passing is a huge shock, he will be missed by many within our community.

Rest In peace big man.

Chris will be sorely missed and his abrupt departure has left a huge void in our hearts. Chris Hannam was more than simply a fan of motorcycles; he was a legend in the motorcycle industry.

He carved out a place for himself in the hearts of riders and enthusiasts all around the world because of his love of automobiles. His expertise, talents, and passion for motorbikes were outstanding.

Chris Hannam cause of death:

Chris Hannam sadly passed away in an accident, when he was in tour to Spain. However, the circumstances surrounding his death were still not known.

The motorbike community has been shocked by Chris Hannam’s unexpected death. He was much more than just a rider or a prominent member of the industry. His presence at rallies, events, and gatherings was a source of joy and companionship.

Chris had such a significant influence on our lives, as seen by the outpouring of grief and condolences from other riders and aficionados. 

Who was Chris Hannam?

Chris was a British racer who owned Cannon Engineering in the UK. He was also a consummate engineer and a dedicated racer.

He was undoubtedly the fastest big guy on the track, whether he was racing Funnybike, Super Twin, or Top Fuel. With a 6.98 at 193 mph in the Top Fuel class at the Prostar MRE Nationals in Gainesville in 2004, he broke the six-second barrier for the first time ever while riding a supercharged nitro Suzuki Motorcycle. 

He has partnered up with famed bike maker Johnny Vickers for 2015. Chris has hired Hawaya Racing to construct a brand-new 196 ci Nitro injected Top Fuel Harley for him! Chris and Johnny have worked together for years, so Chris handed over his Pete Browne chassis to Johnny to finish this project.

The bike was equipped with their carbon fiber bodywork, which was previously used on the blown bike in the UK, as well as many other components that Cannon Racing has already installed. The Hayawa racing team tuned the bike for Chris before the Man Cup in Memphis and the finals in Valdosta.

Chris’s eagerness to coach and instruct newbies in the motorcycle industry was one of his best traits. He gladly shared his knowledge and experience, taking novices under his wing.

To ensure that the love of motorbikes would remain, he thought it was crucial to transmit the torch to the following riders. 

Condolences to Chris Hannam:

The news of Chris’s passing has understandably devastated his family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Hannam’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period.

Keri Wills posted,

You will be missed my friend! Take
Your wings and fly! “Cannon” Chris Hannam!
God bless

Ian King posted,

I’m very sorry to bring the sad news that our good friend of more than threee decades, team colleague and larger than life character Chris `Cannon’ Hannam has passed away following a motorcycle accident in Spain. Godspeed Cannon.

Marc J Fossey posted,

Will not be the same racing now. God speed The Big Man Chris Hannam You went out doing what you loved riding old school bikes in Spain.

Clive Banks posted,

Completely lost for words RIP Chris Hannam the world is a lesser place without you.

Dale Leeks posted,

Devastated to read that you’ve passed away Chris Hannam you always had something to say that’s for sure…. You Helped me out with shipping bike to the states etc ….you will be sadly missed at the track you where larger than life in stature and personality rest in peace mate.


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