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English rider Gavin Lupton dies from injuries sustained at Ulster Grand Prix

By Jill Goligher

Motorcyclist Gavin Lupton has died from injuries he suffered in an accident at this year's Ulster Grand Prix.

The West Yorkshire man was involved in a crash during the Dundrod 150 challenge race on Thursday, August 10.

He came off his bike at the fast Lougher's section of the 7.4 mile circuit, no other riders were involved.

Nicknamed 'Luppy', Gavin (37) was an experienced and popular rider who had been competing at the Ulster Grand Prix since 2015.

In a statement from the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club they revealed that it was with much sadness that they learned of the death of the English rider.

The club also offered it's heartfelt condolences to Gavin's family, friends and team and requested that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with his passing.

Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Tim Morrow, expressed his sympathy.

"We are saddened by the news that Gavin has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gavin's wife Hannah, his family and friends at this very difficult time," he said.

"We send our deepest sympathies to the Lupton family as they come to terms with their loss."

Gavin is the second rider to lose his life at this year's Ulster Grand Prix after Wigan racer Jamie Hodson (35) died in a separate crash.

Templepatrick rider, Stephen Lynd, remains in a critical condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital after he crashed during a practice session.

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