Isle of Man TT: Scottish racer Adam Lyon killed following crash in Supersport race
Scottish racer Adam Lyon has died following a crash at the Isle of Man TT.
The 26 year-old from Helensburgh was a newcomer to the TT but was killed following an accident at Casey's on the third lap of Monday morning's Supersport race.
Lyon had been tipped as an upcoming star, having made the move from short circuit to road racing in 2017. He made his road debut at the Cookstown 100 and picked up his first road win in the Senior Support race in Armoy last July.
He described the Isle of Man TT as his 'personal goal' earlier this year.
"ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that Adam Lyon, 26, from Helensburgh in Scotland was killed in an incident during the Supersport 1 Race today at the Isle of Man TT Races," said a statement from the Isle of Man TT organisers. "The accident occurred at Casey’s, just after the 28th mile of the course, on the 3rd lap of the race.
"Adam qualified in 24th place for today’s race with a fastest lap of 122.261 which he improved to 122.636mph on the opening lap of today’s race. His fastest lap of the TT course – 123.443 - was in Friday’s Superbike qualifying session.
"Adam lapped at 122.499 as a newcomer at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2017, finishing 11thin the second Supersport race. He finished sixth in the 2010 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship with podiums at Croft and Silverstone.
"ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Adam’s family and friends."
Lyon is the second racer to be killed at this year's Isle of Man TT, following the death of much-loved Manx rider Dan Kneen last Wednesday. Shortly after that incident, Maidstone racer Steve Mercer sustained a list of injuries and was left in a 'critical but stable' condition.
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The Supersport race was won by Ballymoney rider Michael Dunlop.
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