Manx Grand Prix motorcyclist killed

Manx Grand Prix motorcyclist killed

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A motorcyclist has been killed during a qualifying session for the 2014 Manx Grand Prix

Tim Moorhead was killed in a qualifying session for the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man. (Manx Motorcycle Club/PA)

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A motorcyclist has been killed during a qualifying session for the 2014 Manx Grand Prix, the race's organisers have announced.

Tim Moorhead, 50, crashed just before the Black Hut, on the Mountain section of the course on the Isle of Man, at around 8.05pm on Friday.

Married Mr Moorhead, from Whitstable, Kent, made his Manx Grand Prix debut in 2012, a statement from the Manx Motor Cycle Club said.

The statement said: "The Manx Motor Cycle Club wish to pass their 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."

It is the second tragedy to hit the event in as many days. On Tuesday, experienced racer Stephen Mcllvenna, 39, died in another qualifying session.

Mr Mcllvenna, from Randalstown, Northern Ireland, first competed in the grand prix in 2005 and won the Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2009. He also competed in the TT Races a year later.

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5:59pm Sun 24 Aug 14

welshmen says...

RIP Both of you....
RIP Both of you.... welshmen
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