Manx Grand Prix winner Billy Redmayne dies after Scarborough Spring Cup crash

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Billy Redmayne, the Manx racer who was injured in a crash during last Sunday’s Spring Cup race at Scarborough, has died.

The 25 year old had been seriously injured when he crashed his Kawasaki ZX-10R during a pile-up in the restarted feature race and was airlifted from Oliver’s Mount to hospital in Middlesborough. The meeting was abandoned after the incident.

The winner of last year’s Junior Manx Grand was on a life support machine but his partner announced on social media this morning that the head injuries he had sustained were too severe and the machine had been switched off.

The organs of the serving Parachute Regiment soldier will be donated for transplant.

The Laxey rider began his bike racing career in schoolboy motocross before shifting to tarmac. In 2014 he won the Newcomer’s Manx Grand Prix and followed up that success with victory in last year’s Junior.

Redmayne was to ride a Valmoto MV Agusta in this year’s TT. 

Stephen Davison

By Stephen Davison

Biographer of John McGuinness & road racing's foremost writer & photographer