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Death in Senior Manx Grand Prix

Gary Firth. Photo: Dave Kneen

Gary Firth. Photo: Dave Kneen

Gary Firth from Barnsley in Yorkshire was killed during today’s Senior Manx Grand Prix.

The incident happened at the 11th Milestone on the Mountain Course, at approximately 1.45pm. The race was immediately red flagged.

Firth, aged 50, a newcomer to racing on the Mountain Course, finished 34th in the Newcomers A Race earlier in the week and had recorded his fastest lap of 102.282mph earlier in today’s race.

The Manx Motor Cycle Club passed on its sympathy to Gary’s family and friends.

The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.

 
 
 

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