CLASSIC racer Chris Swallow has died following an incident on the opening lap of today’s Bennetts Senior Classic TT race.
The Yorkshireman, who was seeded 10th for the 500cc race on the Linsdell Enfield/Flitwick Motorcycles machine, was involved in an accident at the Ballaugh section of the course this afternoon.
A statement from Classic TT chiefs reads:
“The Manx Motor Cycle Club regrets to confirm that Chris Swallow, 37, from Wellington, New Zealand died today following an accident during the Classic TT Races on the Isle of Man. The incident occurred at Ballaugh Bridge during the Senior Classic TT Race.
“Chris was an experienced competitor. He made his debut in the 2007 Manx Grand Prix and was a regular competitor in the Classic TT Races. He achieved two runner-up places in the 2012 Classic Manx Grand Prix – the 350cc and 500cc Races – and was fourth in last year’s Senior Classic TT Race.
“The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Chris’s family including his father Bill and his wife Jen and children.”
UK Clubsport wishes to send its sincere condolences to Chris’ family and friends.
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