Roads: Gavin Lupton dies after Ulster Grand Prix crash

Published: 21 August 2017

West Yorkshire rider Gavin Lupton has passed away in hospital after an incident at the Ulster Grand Prix earlier this month.

Lupton, 37 years old from Otley, came off his machine at Lougher’s during the Dundrod 150 Challenge race on Thursday 10th August. The race was immediately red flagged as he was treated at the scene before being taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for further treatment. Organisers went on to cancel the remainder of the evening’s track action. No other riders were involved in the incident.

Confirming the news, a statement from the Dundrod and District Motorcycle club read: “It is with much sadness that the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club has learned that English rider Gavin Lupton has succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the Dundrod 150 Challenge race on Thursday 10th August.

“The Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club would like to offer its heartfelt condolences to Gavin’s family, friends and team, and requests that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with his passing.”

Motorcycle News joins the club and the wider racing community in extending our thoughts to Lupton’s family, friends and team at this time.  

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