Another reminder that motor cycle racing is is exciting because it it dangerous and in this sad case, fatal.
POPULAR Manx Grand Prix veteran and winner of last year’s Lightweight race Neil Kent has died following an accident in Wednesday night’s practice.
Bill Bennett, chairman of MGP organising body the Manx Motorcycle Club, said: ‘Neil was a hugely popular competitor at the Manx Grand Prix and his victory after almost 25 years of racing in the meeting was universally popular. He was also a hugely appropriate choice for last year’s John Goodall Spirit of the Manx award. He will be sorely missed.’