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Northern Irish biking champion Stephen McIlvenna killed at Manx Grand Prix

By Claire Cromie

Northern Irish biking champion Stephen McIlvenna has been killed at the Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man.

The 39-year-old from Randalstown, Co Antrim died during a qualifying session at the Mountain Mile section of the TT course on Tuesday evening.

McIlvenna was an experienced racer who first competed in the Manx Grand Prix in 2005.

He won the 2009 Junior Manx Grand Prix and competed in the TT Races in 2010.

The Manx Motor Cycle Club released a statement, which said: "The Manx Motor Cycle Club wish to pass on their deepest sympathy to Stephen's family and friends.

"The Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway."

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