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Great guy who loved his racing: Motorcycle tributes to Prodigy singer and Team Traction Control owner Keith Flint

Keith Flint celebrates one of Ian Hutchinson's 2015 Isle of Man TT wins.
Keith Flint celebrates one of Ian Hutchinson's 2015 Isle of Man TT wins.
Team Traction Control owner Keith Flint shows his delight after one of Ian Hutchinson's race wins at the 2015 Isle of Man TT.
Keith Flint from The Prodigy chats with Cal Crutchlow at the 2014 Isle of Man TT.
Keith Flint at the 2013 North West 200.
Keith Flint helped to launch the 2014 North West 200.
Racer Ian Hutchinson along with Keith Flint in 2015.
Keith Flint congratulates his race winner Gary Johnston at th 2014 Isle of Man TT.

Tributes from the world of racing are pouring in for Keith Flint.

Best known as the frontman for The Prodigy, the 49-year-old carried the sound of British rave music from an insular community of party-goers to an international audience

Flint was passionate about motorcycle racing and increased his involvement with the sport in 2010 when he became the figurehead for his own Team Traction Control.

Using Yamaha machinery, star rider Ian Hutchinson won two Isle of Man Supersport doubles in 2015 and 2016 and added an Ulster GP race win for Flint's team. TTC stepped up from Supersport to the British Superbike Championship in 2017.

"For me, everything - the driving, setting up in the paddock, the camaraderie with the people there - I love it," he said back in 2013. "I've got that in the band as well. It really absorbs your life. It's not just a time-filler. I can't do something half-cocked. I've got to do something because I love it and because I'm truly passionate about it."

When news of his passing broke on Monday morning, tributes poured in from the sporting world.

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