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71-year-old biker dies in Isle of Man crash

By John Mulgrew

A 71-year-old biker has been killed on the Isle of Man just days after Northern Ireland lost two of its own riders in the space of 48 hours.

Adam Easton was killed during the Classic Grand Prix race.

The rider, from East Lothian in Scotland, died after an accident on his Norton at Lambfell on the approach to Cronk-Y-Voddy.

Race organisers said Mr Easton had been competing in the annual event since 1983.

Bill Bennett, chairman of Manx Motorcycle Club, said he was "very much part of the family".

"Adam was well liked by everyone in the paddock and one of the real characters involved with the event. He will be greatly missed."

His death follows that of 20-year-old rising road racing star, Wayne Hamilton, who died following a crash on Monday.

The young Portadown biker was killed during the Junior Manx Grand Prix race.

Last weekend, Tyrone biker Adrian McFarland died after a crash in the Czech Republic.

Belfast Telegraph

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