Competitor dies in Manx Newcomers race

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Richard Bartlett died after crashing his Honda CBR600 in yesterday’s Manx Grand Prix Newcomers race.

The organisers, the Manx Motor Cycle Club, released the following statement:

“The Manx Motor Cycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix in the Isle of Man, regret to announce that a competitor in the MMCC Newcomers Race sustained fatal injuries.

Thirty-eight-year-old engineer Richard Bartlett from Longfield Hill came off his 600cc Honda near Kerrowmooar.

He was an experienced rider, making his debut in the Manx Grand Prix.
The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to express its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mr Bartlett.

The Manx Motor Cycle Club are investigating the circumstances into the incident and the Coroner of Inquests has been informed.”

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin