Belfast Telegraph

Isle of Man TT: Second rider dies in space of two days

By Colin Frances

A second rider in as many days has died at the Isle of Man TT races.

Three-time British Supersport champion Karl Harris was killed during the Superstock race yesterday afternoon.

The 34-year-old from Sheffield crashed in an area known as Joey's Corner, named after Ballymoney motorcyle legend Joey Dunlop, during the final lap of the 37.5 mile (60km) Mountain circuit.

The race was won by Joey's nephew Michael Dunlop.

Clerk of the TT course Gary Thompson said: "Karl was one of the great characters in the race paddock.

"His infectious enthusiasm and sense of humour lit up many race meetings.

"He was a hugely talented racer and will be sorely missed."

His death follows that of Bob Price (65) in Monday's Supersport race.

Mr Harris made his debut at the Isle of Man event in 2012, finishing 21st in the Superbike race and 28th in the Superstock race, lapping in excess of 121 mph.

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph