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  • 24 August 2014, 14:50

Two Bikers Killed In Manx GP Qualifying Sessions

A motorcyclist has been killed during a qualifying session for the 2014 Manx Grand Prix - the second death in just four days.

Tim Moorhead crashed just before the Black Hut on the Mountain section of the Isle of Man course at around 8.05pm on Friday.

On Tuesday, experienced racer Stephen Mcllvenna, 39, died in another qualifying session in an incident at the Mountain Mile.

Mr Moorhead, 50, from Whitstable, Kent, was married and made his Manx Grand Prix debut in 2012, a statement from the Manx Motor Cycle Club said.

It said: "The Manx Motor Cycle Club wish to pass their deepest sympathy to Tim's family and friends.

"The coroner of inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is under way."

Mr Mcllvenna, from Randalstown, Northern Ireland, first competed in the grand prix in 2005 and won the Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2009.

He also competed in the TT Races a year later.

A statement said: "The Manx Motor Cycle Club wish to pass on their deepest sympathy to Stephen's family and friends."

There is also an investigation into his death.

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