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Rider James Cowton killed at Isle of Man road races

Racer James Cowton has been killed at the Southern 100 road races in the Isle of Man.

It follows the death of Northern Irish racer William Dunlop at the Skerries 100 on Saturday.

26-year-old Yorkshire rider Cowton was killed following a four bike crash, fellow rider Ivan Lintin is currently critical in hospital.

"The Southern 100 MCRC, organisers of the Southern 100 International Road Races, regret to announce that following an incident involving four competitors at Stadium Bends during the 600cc Challenge race, Driffield rider James Cowton succumbed to his injuries," a statement from the race organisers said.

"The other riders involved, Ivan Lintin is in a critical condition, whilst Jamie Coward has shoulder injuries and Mickey Evans leg and arm injuries.

"Southern 100 Racing extends its sincere condolences to family, relatives and friends of James Cowton at this very sad time.

"The organisers are carrying out a full investigation in conjunction with Isle of Man Constabulary into the circumstances of the incident on behalf of the Coroner of Inquests."

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