TT 2016: Sidecar driver Ian Bell dies

Ian Bell (Photo: Mark Falconer)

Ian Bell (Photo: Mark Falconer)

Ian Bell has died following an incident during Friday’s Sidecar Race 2.

A statement released by Isle of Man TT organisers said: ‘ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that sidecar driver Ian Bell, 58, from Bedlington, Northumberland was killed following an accident at Ballaspur during today’s Sidecar Race 2 at the Isle of Man TT Races.

‘Ian was competing with his son Carl who was reported to be uninjured.

‘Ian, a motorcycle dealer, was married to Trudi and had two children. He made his TT Races debut in 1995, winning the newcomers trophy, and achieved five podiums during his TT career including a race win in 2003.

‘ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Ian’s family and friends.’

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