TT 2016: Paul Shoesmith dies in practice crash

Paul Shoesmith

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Paul Shoesmith died on Saturday evening following a crash on Sulby Straight.

The 50-year-old from Poynton, Cheshire, died in an accident during the solo practice. The session was abandoned.

‘Shoey’ made his TT debut in 2005 and had a highest finish of 15th in the 2011 Superbike and Senior races.

Earlier in the day he achieved his fastest ever lap round the course in the Superbike race at 125.896mph, finishing 29th.

Paul operated his own Ice Valley Four Anjels Racing team and gave numerous riders the opportunity to compete at a high level in the TT, including many of the current race paddock.

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