Gary Carswell dies in Jurby crash

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Former Senior TT podium finisher Gary Carswell has lost his life during practice for a short circuit meeting at Jurby on his native Isle of Man. The forty-six year old crashed his Fireblade on Saturday morning and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Noble’s Hospital.

Gary finished third in the 2004 Senior TT, stepping onto the podium with winner Adrian Archibald and runner-up Bruce Anstey. The podium was the culmination of his 56 TT starts, where he also took eight further top ten finishes. He also stood on the top step of the podium at the Manx Grand Prix in 1997, winning the Senior race.

At the request of his wife Lisa, the Andreas Racing Association meeting continued but it was eventually abandoned after further non-serious incidents. Sunday’s racing was also abandoned after heavy overnight rain.

MCN joins the wider racing community in extending our deepest condolences to Gary’s wife Lisa, daughter Amy, family and friends.

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer