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Rider killed at Scarborough had been due to make NW200 debut

By Staff Reporter

A motorbike rider who had been set to make his debut at next month's North West 200 has died following a crash at the Oliver's Mount Spring Cup in Scarborough.

Billy Redmayne, from the Isle of Man, sustained severe head injuries and passed away at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

His girlfriend Hannah Wright announced Redmayne's death on Facebook and said he "died doing what he loved".

She added that his death came on the date of their second anniversary.

"Words cannot describe how hard this is for us all. Saying goodbye to him was the hardest thing I have ever done," she said.

The meeting was abandoned following the 25-year-old's accident at the weekend.

Race organisers, the Auto 66 Club, said: "Our sincere condolences go out to Billy Redmayne's family and friends at this devastating time."

Redmayne was a serving member of the Parachute Regiment.

He won the Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2015.

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