Scottish superbike rider killed at TT Race

4 June 2018, 16:22

Capital Network

A superbike rider has died while making his first appearance in the Isle of Man TT race.

Adam Lyon, 26, from Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, was killed in an incident during the Supersport 1 race on Monday.

It happened at Casey's corner, just after the 28th mile of the course, on the third lap of the race.

Organisers ACU Events Ltd said they wanted to "pass on their deepest sympathy to Adam's family and friends".

His death comes after 30-year-old Dan Kneen suffered fatal injuries in an incident during the event's Superbike qualifying session on Wednesday.

Mr Lyon was a newcomer to the TT this year, having qualified in 24th place for Monday's race with a fastest lap of 122.261mph. This was improved to 122.636mph in the opening lap.

His fastest lap of the TT course - 123.443mph - was in Friday's Superbike qualifying session.

He lapped at 122.499mph as a newcomer at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2017, finishing 11th in the second Supersport race.

Mr Lyon also finished sixth in the 2010 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship with podiums at Croft and Silverstone.