TT 2016: Andrew Soar dies in Senior crash

Andrew Soar

Andrew Soar

Andrew Soar of Loughborough died when he crashed at Keppel Gate on lap five of the Senior TT today.

The 32-year-old produced a remarkable ride to finish runner-up in the 2012 Senior Manx Grand Prix in what was his first year of racing on the Mountain Course.

He went on to win the 2014 Senior MGP before stepping up to the TT last year.

In Friday’s delayed Senior he opened with laps in the excess of 121mph, upping his pace to 122.5mph on lap four.

He was the fourth rider to die in this year’s TT and second of the day following sidecar driver Ian Bell.

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