RR » TT 2013: Japan's Yoshinari Matsushita killed in practice

'Yoshi was a genuine and friendly character who always had time for everyone. He will be sorely missed' - Gary Thompson, Isle of Man TT clerk of the course

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May 27, 2013 11:42 PM

just announced then tragically taken away.
i can speak from experience of family members winning and of course losing in such a tragic way at the tt.
but we all do it because we love it, it is a passion in your soul. it may be no consolation to his family, but he did not die a sad, unfullfilled man. he died a brave man and i hope he will be remembered as such.


May 28, 2013 9:03 AM

What a sad day...but it is a dangerous sport. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
What disturbs me is the way the media finds a way to mention the sad stuff and rightly so but didn't bother to celebrate the success of Tom Sykes and Sam Lowes Sunday.
What a sad media we have!!

Duck dukey - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 3:08 PM

personally I think it's time to end the TT. Too many deaths since 2000.

Yes I know Motorsport is dangerous but the TT is about how big your balls are and the bikes are just too quick for the circuit.

Marc - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 4:57 PM

I love the TT and have a great respect for the talent and bravery every person that competes in it. It's sad to hear of Matsushita's tragic incident as well as the many others that have lost their lives (and will in the future) in pursuit of this adventure but at least he died doing something he had great passion for. Condolences to his family and friends. Lets hope there will be no more incidents at this year's event.

RonM - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 5:21 PM

Re:Duck Dukey the throttle works both ways my friend and the fact that riders sadly do get killed does not deter others from wanting to race there

wato - Unregistered

May 28, 2013 6:41 PM

As an avid fan of motorcycle racing for over 30 years it is always tragic to hear of a racer dying on track or the roads of the world doing what they all loved. Another sad loss lightened only in the knowledge each died doing what they loved.

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