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Surely thrill of road racing is not worth all these lost lives?

Malachi O'Doherty


After more deaths at Isle of Man TT something needs to be done

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Davy Morgan, who died last week at the Isle of Man TT

Davy Morgan, who died last week at the Isle of Man TT

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Davy Morgan, who died last week at the Isle of Man TT

Six years ago I first aired an opinion on road racing. Malachi Mitchell-Thomas had died in the North West 200. He was 20 years old.

I posted a comment on Facebook to the effect that I thought it was time that we stopped treating road racing as an exciting sport and promoting it. The North West 200 every May is sponsored by the BBC and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. It is billed as an exciting sports event and huge numbers of people come to see it and spend money here.


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